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SPORTS | 11-03-2020 16:05

Tevez assures Boca fans he'll be staying 'for a while'

After the Xeneize trumph in the Superliga and a win in the Copa Libertadores, 36-year-old veteran forward assures his fans he'll be staying at his beloved club for a little while yet.

Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez – or as he's more commonly known 'El Apache' – said this week he will continue to turn out in blue and yellow for a while yet.

The 36-year-old, who scored the winning goal last weekend that clinched his boyhood club the title, was asked about his future in light of his advancing years.

"For now ,there is Tevez for a while yet," he responded, dismissing rumours that last weekend's fairytale finish would call time on his playing career.

The ex-Manchester City and Manchester United forward was speaking after the Azul y Oro won 3-0 against Independiente Medellín de Colombia – their first victory in Group H of the Copa Libertadores, the region's premier club competition.

Commenting on Boca's recent run and their performance against the Colombian side, Tevez said the team was "very confident" after winning the league title.

"We are very solid at the back [in defence], we have defenders that respond and a phenomenal goalkeeper and that is why we are doing well at this moment," he added.

"The team is very confident, we attack with a lot of players, if they block us inside, we have space on the outside or vice versa and we respond severely".

Talking about the game, he told ESPN that "in the first half they dominated at the pitch more than we did, but they didn't score on us until we crashed our first goal into their net and the second half was all Boca's."

– TIMES/NA

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