Former Manchester United and City striker Carlos Tevez has claimed that it is easier to score in the Premier League than in Serie A because of “non-existent” midfields and “soft” defences in England.

The striker is currently enjoying his second most prolific season in his career having already scored 25 goals for Juventus in all competitions which include Serie A, Champions League and Italian Cup. Five more goals and the striker would break his personal best which he has set in 2009-10 season for Manchester City where he scored 29 goals in the season.

The striker have scored 84 premier league goals during his seven year stint in England during which he featured for West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City before making a move to Italian giants Juventus two seasons ago.

He said, “It’s much easier to score in the Premier League, where the ball doesn’t stop moving, the action is everywhere and the midfield is non-existent. Here you see a striker up against five defenders, it’s much more difficult than in England. The Italian league is of a high standard.”

Tevez also praised his team mates and his coach Allegri for his prolific season.

“My teammates and Allegri give me so much confidence. I’m happy with how the coach asks me to play,” he added. “We made some kind of deal: when I get the ball I can do whatever I want but I have to perform very specific tasks in defense.”

“I like being in contact with the ball. If you don’t give it to me, I’ll get it.”

 

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