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Aug 27, 2012

Tevez vows to stay at City

Carlos Tevez says he hopes to remain at Manchester City beyond his current contract after netting his 100th goal in English football on Sunday.

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Tevez scored the equaliser in City's 2-2 draw against Liverpool to notch his third goal in as many appearances this campaign.

After going AWOL in his homeland of Argentina for much of last season, Tevez now says he would be happy to extend his contract with the club, which expires in 2014.

"Yeah, I'd have no problem staying," Tevez said. "My family are here, my children are here, I'm happy, my wife is happy. I have two years on my contract and, yeah, I could stay longer.

The Argentina international pounced on a Martin Skrtel error on Sunday to score his 100th goal in England after switching from City's rivals Manchester United in 2009. Since the transfer, Tevez has endured a topsy-turvy relationship with manager Roberto Mancini, but the 28-year-old insists the pair have moved on from their troubles.

"The new season is good for me. Seven kilos are off, so that's good for me and the club. Last year was difficult for me. After I came back, I played and we were champions. That was the best bit of last season.

"A year ago was the most difficult bit. Now is now. The problems of last season are finished. Now I'm happy, Roberto is happy, the club are happy. The problem is finished.

"I play for my family, my father, my mother, my brothers and sisters in Argentina all the time. It is difficult for me because they are in Argentina, but this is my job and I like football," Tevez said.

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