Tevez - I want to stay at City
Argentine striker Carlos Tevez admits he wants to stay at Manchester City after looking to be heading out of the exit door.
Last Updated: 30/04/12 3:14pm
Carlos Tevez has given Manchester City a huge boost ahead of their Premier League title decider against Manchester United - by admitting he now wants to stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Tevez's time in Manchester looked to be over after he refused to warm-up in City's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich in September.
The incident led to the Argentine being frozen out by Blues boss Roberto Mancini for six months, before the pair resolved their differences for Tevez to return to the fold last month.
The 28-year-old has bagged four goals to help City reignite their title challenge and is set to lead the line in Monday's crunch clash against rivals United.
"There's been a lot said and written this season but that's in the past," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"Everybody at the club shares the same goal, Roberto, me, the other players and all the staff.
"I'm an ambitious person, I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me as a player and a person.
"This club has been building something special for the past few years. It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place.
"I've been here since the start of that project and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.
"He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success."
Games against United are always important occasions for ex-Old Trafford star Tevez, who controversially made the switch across Manchester in 2009.
But he admits the unmissable clash on Monday night is the biggest derby yet - for himself and City.
"For me, it's a huge game," he said. "But it's not about me, it's about the club and certainly the most important game the club has been involved in for many, many years.
"There's a great focus around the club and amongst the players.
"Nobody thinks about losing, we just know what the game means to so many people, people who've been waiting for years and years for the chance to bring this title back to City."