Carlos Tevez says he expects to return to action for Manchester City again soon having looked to be on his way out of the club this summer.
The Argentinian forward had indicated a desire to leave City in order to be closer to his family, but a move to Brazilian club Corinthians broke down and no other deal was done before the transfer window closed on Wednesday night.
In quotes carried in Saturday's issue of The Sun, he said: "I wanted to get in better physical shape. Now I'm good and I think I'll be playing again soon. I don't think I'll have lost my place because I'm captain and the symbol of a big club like City."
Tevez, 27, has admitted to having "confrontations" with Blues boss Roberto Mancini in the past and said the pair had a "love-hate relationship", but appears to be prepared to commit himself to City again having made just one substitute appearance so far this season in the Barclays Premier League.
He added: "Mancini and I had confrontations in every language. We have a love-hate language. We have a love-hate relationship."
"He's a phenomenon. He wants to be a winner and so do I.
"I feel like everything is different to last year. Now I'm with my wife and daughters in England."
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