Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that he was "close" to retiring this summer.
The 29-year-old has admitted that he almost took the decision because he has won virtually every competition on offer in European football from his time with Manchester United and Manchester City.
However, the centre-forward has since joined Italian champions Juventus, who convinced him not to call time on his career.
"I always said I wanted to retire aged 28, and I was close to doing so after falling out with [Roberto] Mancini," Tevez told ESPN. "I was really tired. I had won the Champions League and the Premier League with Manchester United, and the FA Cup with Manchester City.
"I won everything I felt I could and there was a time I had had enough of football and wanted to retire. Then Juventus came along, one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and they made me change my mind."
Tevez also confirmed that his international career with Argentina is "over".