​Carlos Tevez continues to prove to be a divisive figure out in the Far East after he launched a scathing attack on the quality of the football in the Chinese Super League. 

Tevez is thought to be the highest paid player in the world having signed for Shanghai Shenhua for an estimated £71m back in December. 


It is understood that he is earning as much as £615k-a-week, but a sluggish start to life in China has seen the Argentine score just once so far. 

His tally should have been doubled in the recent 0-0 draw with Guangzhou R&F, where he had a perfectly legitimate goal wrongfully ruled out for handball. 

Whether it's the pressure of his price tag, or indeed the bitterness at having a goal incorrectly disallowed, Tevez has launched a savage attack on the state of football in China whilst conducting an interview following the weekend's stalemate. 

When speaking to Spanish TV station Movistar, the Argentine labelled the players in the Chinese Super League 'naive', and insisted that China was a long way behind it's European counterparts. 

He said, as quoted by ​GiveMeSport"I don’t think they will be able to compete with any of the big European sides.

"Even if the best players come, I think the football is very different and the fans treat it in a completely different way as well.

"I don’t think they will get there in 50 years.


"They aren’t very physical but I think they are very naive. Without meaning to, they can do you damage with a kick because they are clumsy.

"Technically they are not very good, but I think with this new rule that the government have put in, the kids are going to have to start playing and they will improve a lot."