Tevez: This football league is 50 years behind

Carlos Tevez claims Chinese football is 50 years behind the world’s top leagues. Tevez signed for Shanghai Shenhua in January on a contract which made him the highest-paid player in the world on a reported £650,000 per week but has endured an unhappy time on the field.

And he told French broadcaster SFR Sport: “In South America and Europe, players learn to play football when they’re kids, but not here. So technically they are not very good.

“Their football is very different. The fans treat it very differently as well. And I don’t think they are going to get to the same heights, not even in 50 years.”