Former Manchester United and Manchester City front man Carlos Tevez has been one of the best strikers in Serie A so far this season with ten goals from 16 league matches for Juventus, with only Giuseppe Rossi having scored more league goals so far this season.
You’d therefore expect Tevez to be an automatic selection for the Argentinian national team, especially with his experience making him a strong candidate for Alejandro Sabella’s World Cup squad next summer.
However, Tuttosport has attacked Sabella for not selecting the ‘world star’ frequently with doubts in Italy over whether he will be included in the Argentine squad which travels to Brazil next summer.
The Italian newspaper and online source suggests Tevez is quickly turning into one of the key leaders in the current Juventus side, criticising the Argentinian national setup for having no place in the current national side.
“Juventus: Tevez leader in Turin but not in Argentina,” reads the Tuttosport tagline.
Tevez himself is doing the only thing he can and that’s scoring goals on a regular basis with a hat-trick against Sassuolo his most recent effort in the black and white stripes of Juventus.
However, when asked whether his goals could help him get back into the Argentinian national team he was very blunt and up front with his answer.
“I do not think that my goals can convince Sabella to summon me to the world,” he told Tuttosport.
Sabella’s position is difficult considering Argentina aren’t exactly short of attacking talent; Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to name just three attacking options the side has available.
Argentina have just one match against Romania before they get stuck into the glamour and pressure of the World Cup and right now it’s anyone’s guess as to whether Tevez will be in the World Cup squad, regardless of whether he ends the season with 30 goals or not.
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