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09 Feb 2014 - in: Serie A

Tevez rues missed opportunity

The Argentine reflects on today’s events in Verona: “I won’t be thinking about my double because we weren’t able to come away with the three points”

A virtuoso first-half display from Carlos Tevez shot the Bianconeri into a two-goal lead in this afternoon’s clash with Hellas Verona at the Bentegodi.

But the Argentine’s 12th and 13th strikes of the current Serie A campaign proved not to be enough to topple the Gialloblu, who forced the league leaders to settle for a point following a last-gasp equaliser.

Speaking after the game, the 30-year-old, a born winner, voiced his disappointment: “I’m not happy because I like winning. I won’t be thinking about my two goals today, just the fact that we weren’t able to come away with the three points.”

The striker’s goalscoring exploits have enabled him to become an instant idol of the supporters and he insists his principal goal is to repay them by firing Juventus to Scudetto success.  

“I feel the love of the fans and aim to repay them with my performances on the pitch. I’m not setting any personal objectives as far as goals are concerned. What matters more is winning the Scudetto.”

Argentina-born Dani Osvaldo was handed his debut midway through the second-half and showed early glimpses of a potentially productive partnership with his fellow South American.

He added: “We immediately showed a good understanding when he came off the bench, despite the fact that we’ve only trained together for a short period of time. Conte’s work is tailored to enable us to play well together and the results are clear for all to see.”