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Shenhua fans turn on Tevez

CARLOS Tevez faced growing calls yesterday to be shipped out as angry Shanghai Greenland Shenhua fans turned on the Argentina forward and under-pressure manager Gus Poyet.

Shenhua fans are fast losing patience with Tevez, who only moved to the Chinese Super League club at the start of the year from Boca Juniors on a reported 38-million euros (US$42 million) salary that makes him one of the highest-rewarded footballers on the planet.

In April Tevez, 33, came under fire from supporters after being spotted at Disneyland Shanghai on the same day he missed an important match due to injury.

With big-spending Shenhua in the lower half of the CSL following a 2-2 home draw with Chongqing Lifan, some have had enough.

Argentine media quoted Tevez as saying he could leave Chinese football at the end of the season and Poyet apologized after Saturday’s stalemate, saying: “We did well in attack today, but made two big mistakes in defense and conceded two goals.”

Tevez, whose itinerant career has seen him take in Manchester City, United and Juventus, has failed to fire because of injury and inconsistent form. He has scored only once this season, although he did grab an assist in the 2-2 draw, and last month called Chinese players “clumsy” and “very naive”.

Tevez has a history of falling out with clubs and managers and one infuriated fan wrote on China’s Twitter-like Weibo website after his latest underwhelming showing: “Tevez’s attitude is the worst in the team’s history.”

Another fed-up fan wrote: “Tevez should leave Shenhua. Compared to other players running on the field, Tevez is scared to close down and is afraid to get hurt... Tevez’s deal is really not worth it”.

One using the name RONALDO7wbfp wrote: “He is here for the high salary and the Disney membership.”

Chinese fans on social media speculated that the Uruguayan Poyet, a former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, could be the latest CSL coach to get the chop after a run of six games without a win.

CSL clubs are not afraid to wield the ax and six coaches were shown the door in the space of a month recently.


 

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