Mancini: National demands affect stars

September 28, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Roberto Mancini has blamed international demands for affecting his Manchester City stars Carlos Tevez and David Silva.

The City manager claimed Tevez's spell away with Argentina impacted the striker's condition -- even though he did not play -- and said Silva's drop in form was a result of his efforts for Spain in Euro 2012.

Tevez was left on the bench against Arsenal last weekend despite being arguably City's most effective player so far this season, but he should return against ...

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