Mon 16 November 2020 | 20:48

Carlos Tevez devastated by his father's health problems

The 36-year-old, presently skipper of Boca Juniors in his homeland Argentina, has seen his dad admitted to ICU on account of Covid-19.

Carlos Tevez

says he cries in the changing room at half-time during games given the weakening strength of his dad. 

The previous

Manchester United


Manchester City

, and


star, presently 36-year-old, got back to Argentina in 2018 and became the skipper of his childhood club,

Boca Juniors

As of late his dad, Raimundo Tevez, has experienced significant medical conditions. 

He went through 45 days in intensive therapy in the wake of testing positive for Covid. He was released from a medical clinic in Buenos Aires toward the beginning of September yet returned weeks after the fact after his well-being declined once more. 

Tevez's biological father was killed before he was born, and his brother Raimundo took care of his son Carlos as his own. Raimundo has diabetes and that has intensified Covid-19 symptoms.

"It's very tough," Tevez told ESPN Argentina. "I have different emotions. At times I am well and other times I go and cry during the interval. I can't explain it.

"These are difficult times. I go and visit my father and then I have to be strong to play football."

Boca fans can't go to games right now however a pennant was put in the stands of La Bombonera stadium in front of their latest game to support Tevez and his family, a 1-0 loss against Talleres Cordoba. 

"That fills my soul," Tevez said. "To enter the pitch, to see the flag, the banner.

"The important thing is that I am strong and that is thanks to the people at Boca and to my family who help me not to fall apart and to continue fighting. I'm standing, just as my family is, and we must continue."

Tevez was condemning the choice for Argentine football to return in the midst of the Covid pandemic when the choice was made over the mid-year.

“There is pressure from all sides and we understand why, it is a business, but when you see people dying next door it is very difficult to return,” he said in August.

“The hospitals are collapsing and we cannot escape this reality.”

Boca's loss to Talleres dropped them to second place in the


league, however, they surpassed their Copa Libertadores group and play against Brazil's


in the last 16.

source: SportMob

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