Carlos Tevez has spoken about players he admired when he was younger and has claimed that, whilst it’s great getting to play with Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, Paul Scholes is the best player he’s played with.
When I was a child I used to play with pebbles. I never collected figurines of players, because I was very poor and I couldn’t afford them. Like all Argentinians I loved Diego [Maradona], but it’s impossible to equal God. I also really liked [Gabriel] Batistuta, being like him was much more attainable. Playing with Pirlo is such a pleasure, one day I’ll be able to say: ‘I played with Pirlo’. The best I’ve played with, however, is Paul Scholes.