Rome: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez says there was "way too much pressure" to succeed during his time at Manchester City.
The 29-year-old ended his stay at the Etihad Stadium this summer, joining Serie A champions Juventus in June for a fee of around €12 million.
City failed to progress out of the group stages of the Champions League in consecutive seasons and Tevez believes pressure played it`s part.
"Yes, there was way too much pressure,” Tevez told CNN.
"It came from everyone - the club, the fans. I think that too much pressure just hurts the team.
"What happened was that there was so much hype and pressure to be one of the giants of Europe and we didn`t do it.
"We dropped out in the first round of the Champions League on both occasions."
Tevez, who failed to register a goal in Europe last season, despite netting 11 times and assisting a further eight goals for City in the Premier League, moved to Turin on a three-year deal.