Tevez must prove he is fit enough to face Tottenham Hotspur next Tuesday or risk missing the FA Cup final against Stoke City on May 14, manager Roberto Mancini said on Thursday."It's very difficult for him to play against Everton, and if he doesn't play against Tottenham, it will be impossible for Carlos to play in the final," Mancini said.
Fourth-placed City lead Spurs by seven points with four matches left in the race for a Champions league qualifying spot.The 27-year-old Argentine striker has not played since City's defeat at Liverpool on April 11 when he tore a hamstring and missed City's semi-final win over Manchester United.
"Micah is very close," said Mancini.
City are appearing in their first FA Cup final exactly 30 years to the day since they lost 3-2 to Spurs in a replay at Wembley. Stoke are in the final for the first time.