Man City strikers motivated by Mancini’s Van Persie praise, insists Tevez

Goal :    Carlos Tevez thinks that Roberto Mancini’s recent praise of Robin van Persie will only serve as added motivation for Manchester City’s strikers.

The Premier League champions currently sit seven points behind neighbours Manchester United in the table, and the Italian recently lamented his attacking unit’s lack of goals so far this season.

The club’s defensive coach, Angelo Gregucci, also revealed this week that City are chasing a deal for Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, but Tevez insists this will only spur the current crop on.