Gerardo Martino, the new Argentina manager, has sent a positive signal to the sidelined forward Carlos Tevez. He has said that there is no reason why the Juventus player can’t make his comeback to the national team.
Tevez has been out of international football since 2011. He was not there to represent Argentina in World Cup either which was considered a shame by some people as he had a fruitful season with his club Juventus in the Italian top tier. He was the third highest scorer in the Serie A last season.
However, to be fair to the previous Albiceleste boss Alejandro Sabella, he already had three fine strikers i.e. Aguero, Higuain and Messi in his ranks and thus, it was hard for him to find room for Tevez in that World Cup squad.
Martino also admitted that if he had been in charge at the time of World Cup, he would also have overlooked Tevez probably.
Yesterday, Martino was quoted as saying, “To take as many as four central forwards to Brazil would not have been a logical decision for sure. So, what Sabella did was right.”
“But, now anyone, who does well for his club, can be in the team; be it Tevez or someone else.”
“For me, Tevez is an out and out striker. So, he can play only on the place of Aguero or Higuain.”
Tevez has begun the ongoing season on a high as well. He scored both the goals for Juventus in their first game in Europe against the Swedish club Malmo FF. He has struck twice in the Serie A as well. So, overall, he is making a good case for an international comeback.
Tevez has, in total, found the net 13 times for Argentina at the international level in 64 matches.