Carlos Tevez has revealed one of the reasons he refused to learn English during his seven year spell in the Premier League.
While his stubbornness towards teaching himself the language, and undoubtedly making his life and the life of his teammates easier, may seem naive or arrogance, there is a deeper reasoning behind his decision.
Tevez, who previously lined out for West Ham, Man United, and Man City, was speaking to Argentinian radio station DSportsRadio, and explained that it was his uncle's experiences in the Falklands War that shaped his animosity towards England.
I had a cultural problem with the English. I didn’t want to learn English, I wanted them to learn Spanish.
I have an uncle who played in River Plate. He’s the only River supporter in my family. He played in the reserve team and when he was going to make his debut with the first team, he got called up to fight in the Falklands War.
He suffered after that and became an alcoholic. That marked me a lot because he was very close to me.
Carlos Tevez Discusses His Prejudices Against England And Why He Did Not Learn The Language
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'The seven years I spent in England were: "Okay, I'm here for work but I'm not getting used to English culture. Everything has a reason", continued Tevez.
"Very few people know this story but today I can tell it.
"You want to speak to me. Then you learn Spanish, because I'm not going to learn English."