Carlos Tevez- I didnt refuse to play against Bayern Munich

Last updated : 28 September 2011 By Daily Mail

Tevez angered manager Roberto Manciniwhen he appeared to refuse to leave the substitutes' bench and take thefield during the second-half with City trailing 2-0.

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Uncomfortable viewing: Carlos Tevez (second right) flanked on the bench by Pablo Zabaleta (right), Samir Nasri (left) and Gareth Barry

Mancini later claimed the Argentinian would never play for him at City again before saying he would consult the club's owner about the way forward.

But Tevez has issued a statement claiming he did not refuse to play and also said he was ready to fulfil his obligations to the club.

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Tevez said in his statement 'I would like to apologise to all Manchester City fans, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich.

They understand that when I am on the pitch I have always given my best for the club.

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'In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed upand was ready to play. This is not the right time to get into specific details as to why this did not happen. But I wish to state that I never refused to play.

'There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position may have been misunderstood.

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'Going forward I am ready to play when required and to fulfil my obligations."

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Blitzed: Bayern were comfortable victors on the night

In relaxed mode: Tevez enjoys the company of Patrick Vieira (left) and Joleon Lescott after the game

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail