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Tevez bows and apologizes to Man City management

Wednesday - Feb 22, 2012, 03:23pm (GMT+5.5)
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Tevez bows and apologizes to Man City managementLondon - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has apologized to his club for his recent behavior and also abandoned an appeal against a 1.2 million pound fine for gross misconduct.

City manager Roberto Mancini will now consider the Argentinean star for first team action in the league.

Tevez and City have issued a joint statement in this matter, The Telegraph reports.

"Carlos Tévez has today apologized to all concerned for his recent conduct. Carlos returned to the football club last Tuesday, following a three-month absence from duties, without permission," the statement said.

The statement said that Tevez has sincerely and unreservedly apologized to everyone whom he had let down.

"Carlos said: 'I wish to apologize sincerely and unreservedly to everybody I have let down and to whom my actions over the last few months have caused offence. My wish is to concentrate on playing football for Manchester City Football Club.'

"Carlos has also withdrawn his appeal against the club's finding of gross misconduct, which was due to be heard by a Premier League panel in the coming days," the statement added.

According to the statement, Tevez has started his training programme with the club to achieve maximum fitness.

"He has since begun a training programme designed to return him to optimum fitness," it said.

Tevez is yet to meet Mancini since returning to England last Tuesday, but a meeting involving him and Manchester City football administrator Brian Marwood at the club's Carrington training ground on Tuesday resulted in the player confirming his wish to apologize.

Mancini has been made aware of the development and is believed to be happy with the progress made by the apology.





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