Kolarov denies 'idiot' reports

City full-back rubbishes rumours claiming he blasted Tevez

By Jure Bohoric.   Last Updated: 04/10/11 8:21am

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Aleksandar Kolarov insists reports claiming he branded Manchester City team-mate Carlos Tevez 'an idiot' for refusing to play are wide of the mark.

The Argentine striker is reported to have refused to step off the bench during City's recent UEFA Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Blues boss Roberto Mancini was left fuming by the incident, claiming he considered Tevez's time at the club to be 'finished'.

Micah Richards then became the first City player to give his take on proceedings on Monday, admitting that Tevez was in the wrong.

With the striker having been suspended, and with an internal investigation ongoing, the club have attempted to steer clear of discussing the matter further.

It was, however, reported that Kolarov had blasted Tevez's actions during the club's trip to Munich.

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But the Serbian full-back has rubbished those claims and admits he is keen to avoid further fanning the flames by offering his opinion.

"It is really not true that I said that word to him," Kolarov told Mondo.

"I don't want to comment any more about this because I'm afraid that I will get misunderstood again."

City's French playmaker, Samir Nasri, is also keen to avoid being dragged into the Tevez row, but admits that the Blues squad can understand why the club have taken action against their fiery South American forward.

He said: "After we got back, the manager had a meeting with the players. He explained the situation and everything was fine.

"We understood the decision but we don't want to get involved too much. We just want to move on and play our football.

"That's what we do best so we'll focus on that."

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