Serie A: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez says Italian league is the toughest
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez believes Serie A is the toughest league he has played in due to the emphasis on tactics.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 07/03/14 3:22pm
The 30-year-old, who moved to Turin from Manchester City last summer, had spent his previous seven years playing Premier League football prior to the switch.
He has already formed a formidable partnership up front with Fernando Llorente, helping fire Antonio Conte's side to the top of the table.
Tevez has quickly adapted to life in Serie A, topping the league's scoring charts with 15 goals, but he says that Italian football has proved to be a big test for him.
"Serie A is the most difficult league. I have played in many countries, but here the game is very tactical, too tactical, and so this is the most difficult," he told Juventus Channel.
"When I arrived at Juventus I was sure I could do great things, I worked well together with the rest of my team-mates. Juventus are a very strong team and, when we play as we know, it's hard to beat us."
Including two seasons at United, Tevez struggled to truly settle during his six years in Manchester, but he says he has eased into life in Italy due to the similarities with his homeland, Argentina.
"I knew that Juve was a great club but I did not think it was this much," he said.
"I really like Turin, I lived for many years in Manchester and it is difficult to live there. Turin resembles more Argentine cities and my family has settled quickly here."