Juventus striker Carlos Tevez remains Massimiliano Allegri’s main man despite a summer of change over in Turin.
The Argentine struck the winner as the Old Lady stunned Allegri’s old employers AC Milan with a 1-0 victory at the San Siro.
And despite having seen competition for places increase due to the summer arrivals of Alvaro Morata and Patrice Evra, Tevez remains the talisman of the side and could lead them to a fourth consecutive Serie A title.
The 30-year-old stands as one of the club’s most experienced players having enjoyed successful spells in Brazil and England prior to his move to the Italian giants last summer.
Boca Juniors and Corinthians ensured that by the time he departed for Alan Pardew’s West Ham United he was already one of the planet’s promising players, and after keeping the Hammer’s in the Premier League caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Whilst plying his trade at Old Trafford he won two consecutive league titles, but with Ferguson already blessed for attacking options with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and later Dimitar Berbatov it soon became clear his future lay somewhere else.
Mark Hughes then pulled off one of the most sensational coup’s in football by luring him to the Etihad with Manchester City, and when the Welshman was axed Roberto Mancini the Argentine replaced Kolo Toure as club captain.
He was temporarily exiled from the club after a bust-up with Mancini during a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, and after returning to help deliver a maiden Premier League title for the Citizen’s left for Juventus last summer after being deemed surplus to requirements in Manchester.
In an environment where the skill of Luis Suarez and ability of Cristiano Ronaldo dominate the headlines, Tevez’s approach differs to that of fellow superstars of the globe.
He is a snarling, tenacious player, always winning to live and die for the shirt with his stamina levels at one of the highest in football.
The striker also boasts an eye for the spectacular, capable of finding the net from anywhere on the pitch, and despite his attitude somewhat blotting his reputation he remains one of the most feared opponents in Italy.
In his maiden season with Juventus under the stewardship of Antonio Conte he thrived, scoring 21 times to help deliver the Scudetto and narrowly missed out to Ciro Immobile, now at Borussia Dortmund, in the race for the golden boot.
Rumours of a move back to his native Argentina have begun to resurface, but after the clash with Milan on Saturday evening he moved to commit himself to the club and Allegri for the foreseeable future.
Tevez’s goal at the San Siro came just mere days after scoring a brace against Swedish side Malmo in the Champions League.
His hot streak looks set to continue given his current form, and could even see him picked for the Argentina national team after being overlooked by Alejandro Sabella for the World Cup earlier this summer.
He could even reach the promise land by delivering the Old Lady the glory they crave on the European front, but his chief aim will be to ensure their spell of domestic domination continues.
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