Carlos Tevez is in the form of his life.
The Argentine’s brace in tonight’s 3-0 victory over Atalanta in Bergamo saw him make it 23 goals in 38 Serie A appearances since he joined the club from Manchester City last year. A phenomenal record.
Speaking to Sky during his post-match interview, L’Apache chose to steer the limelight away from himself and instead praise his goalkeeper Gigi Buffon who made a stunning save from German Denis’ spot-kick 60 seconds before the Bianconeri doubled their advantage.
He began proceedings by saying: “We were all behind Gigi. He’s a true champion and pulled off a brilliant save. We then went straight down the other end and were able to score the second and kill off the game.”
Prior to Massimiliano Allegri’s side making it 15 points out of a maximum 15, Roma made sure they would go into next Sunday’s match-up on level pegging after overcoming Hellas Verona 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Argentine, however, was quick to dampen any early talk of the two being the outright favourites for this season’s title.
“Is it already a two-horse race with Roma? I think it’s still too early to say, seeing that there’s a lot to play for. Now we’ll go head-to-head with them and we’ll see who’ll come out on top, but in any case there’s still a long way to go.”
Next up for the Old Lady is Wednesday’s Champions League tie at the Vicente Calderon, where Allegri’s men take on reigning La Liga holders Atletico Madrid.
Tevez concluded his interview by looking ahead to the match: “We hope to have a good game. We owe it to our fans.”