|Carlos Teves is focused|
The striker had words with Mancini as he left the pitch and it was thought that there was under-lining problems at City with Mancini’s rotation policy.
The manager played down the spat immediately after the game and said he was happy with the player's attitude showing that he wanted to stay on the pitch until the end.
Tevez has pleaded with fans to have patience as there is still a long way to go until the end of the season as City challenge for the title.
Speaking to the club’s official magazine, Carlos Tevez said; "Of course I get on well with Roberto and I back him one hundred per cent,"
He also added, "I was disappointed for instance that my substitution against Birmingham recently resulted in some of our fans showing displeasure towards him.
Speaking on the injury he has been carrying and the manager’s decision to bring Tevez off, the striker added; "To criticise the manager for his decisions is unfair because we need to be patient - there is a long way to go in the season.
"What people didn't know was that I had played the previous three games going through the pain barrier, and the manager knew that.
"I was very close to getting a more serious injury through playing when perhaps I shouldn't have, so his concern was for my well-being.