Tevez: I do not miss being in Argentina team

Daniel Edwards
Tevez: I do not miss being in Argentina team

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez insists he has no problem with being out of the Argentina set-up under Alejandro Sabella, but has admitted he would make a return if he received the call.

The controversial striker has not featured in one of the current coach's squads since he took over following the Copa America, in which Tevez's shoot-out miss sealed Argentina's elimination in the quarter-finals.

That disappointment was followed by a lengthy dispute with his English employers, which led to the forward spending several months in his native Buenos Aires before returning for the end of the Premier League season.

However, speaking on Tuesday at a party organized by his former club Boca Juniors, the 28-year-old affirmed that it was not hard for him to see his old team-mates pull on the Albiceleste shirt.

"I did not miss the Seleccion. I was happier watching from outside," he told FoxSports, when asked about seeing his nation cruise to a 4-0 victory over Ecuador at the weekend. "I liked the team, but for now I do not want to be there. When I am called I will be there, of course."

Tevez went on to talk about Boca - who are currently fighting for a treble in the Clausura, Copa Libertadores and Copa Argentina - admitting he would love to retire at the club where he won four major titles in as many years as a first-team player.

"My biggest wish is to finish my career in the Boca shirt. Now the fans should enjoy the team's success... and Roman's [Juan Roman Riquelme]. I am here for whatever Boca need," he explained.

"I am still thinking the same as when I left, I want to retire here. But the truth is that I finished the season very happy in England. I am feeling good, I have no desire to be thinking that I want to leave, my family are happy."

City's 2011-12 Premier League triumph meant that Tevez has now lifted national titles with four out of the five teams he has represented through his career.

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