Tevez targets long City stay

Argentine striker admits he is happy at Manchester City

Carlos Tevez: On the mark for Manchester City at Liverpool

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Carlos Tevez has pledged his future to Manchester City in an interview with Sky Sports before the 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

The controversial Argentinian, now firmly back in favour after last season's problems, capped another fine display with the late equaliser that secured a point for the champions.

It was the 28-year-old's 100th goal in English football and came straight after pledging his future to the club in an interview with Sky's Geoff Shreeves before the match.

Happy Tevez

Tevez said: "I return for a long time now. My family is here, my children are here. I am happy, my wife is happy, my children are happy now. No problem, I stay.

"I stay, for now it is two years, the contract, but I am seriously happy."

When asked if he could stay beyond his current deal, he said: "Yes, no problem."

It is a far cry from the situation last season when the player became embroiled in his infamous dispute with the club and manager Roberto Mancini.

"The problem last season is finished. I am happy, Roberto is happy, the club is happy."

Carlos Tevez

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Tevez, who also revealed he has lost seven kilograms since last season, said: "Now is now, the problem last season is finished. I am happy, Roberto is happy, the club is happy. The problem is finished."

Mancini is certainly pleased to have Tevez back onside after undoubtedly missing his talents last year.

Tevez has started the season superbly, also scoring in the Community Shield against Chelsea and the Premier League opening win over Southampton.

Mancini said: "Carlos is in good form at this moment. I am happy for him. It is important he continues to play like he did in these two (league) games."