Carlos Tevez was the captain of Manchester City when City had won the FA Cup in 2011. Tevez is not the City skipper any more, but, he is still a vital member of the squad. The Argentinean striker was talking to the reporters ahead of City’s fifth round FA Cup match against Leeds United which is going to be played at Etihad Stadium.

When asked how much this competition matters for the club, Tevez said, “This is a very important competition and the whole team is determined to win it. We had won this competition in 2011 and we want to repeat that in this season.”

“I was the captain when we won this tournament in 2011. I won’t forget that day ever in my life. That was a wonderful moment. To lead the side to title victory gave me a lot of joy and satisfaction.”

Tevez had not played in City’s last match against Southampton. City had won that match by a profound margin of 3-1.

Tevez was allowed to have a few days off because of personal reasons. He returned to full training yesterday and he is expected to feature at some point of time in the match against Leeds.

Tevez said that having a few days off has helped him in getting fresh mentally. The Argentinean striker said, “It was nice to have a few days off. I am back mentally fresher. I trained hard yesterday and I am looking forward to tomorrow’s match.”

When asked about City’s recent performances, Tevez said, “Our performance was average in the two matches that we played in the last week of January. But, we are back with a great win in the last match. Hopefully, we would have another good outing against Leeds tomorrow.”