Clichy: Tevez's passion lifts City

Manchester City's Gael Clichy has applauded the contributions made by team-mate Carlos Tevez to the squad's aspirations this season.

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Playing a vital role in Manchester City's first Premier League title win in 44 years, Tevez has been considered an indispensible part of Roberto Mancini's squad.

Although City have struggled to carve out victories in the new campaign, the striker has kept up his good run of form by scoring three goals and recording four assists so far. Speaking to the Sun, Clichy praised the former Manchester United player for his influential performances.

"[Tevez] has been our best player so far this season. He's scored goals, worked really hard. He's just a great player," he said.

The full-back also revealed that Tevez's fervour for the game is a source of inspiration to the City team.

"The passion he has for the game, the way he presses defenders, lifts the team - we need a player like this, so well done Carlos," Clichy remarked.

"We want players who bring something extra and he does that. He can make a big difference for us this season."

Manchester City welcome Sunderland to the Etihad Stadium for their Premier League fixture this Saturday.

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