Former Manchester City star: No World Cup? No problem

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez says that he will enjoy his time on the seaside if he is not called up by Argentina for the World Cup.

Playing in the World Cup is every footballer’s dream, but apparently Carlos Tevez is not losing sleep over it.

The 30-year-old striker has not been part of the Argentina national team since 2011 when Alejandro Sabella was appointed as the coach.

The Juventus forward is far down the pecking order below the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi, and it appears likely that he will not feature at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

This despite the fact that Tevez has been a star for the Turin giants since his move to the club from Manchester City last summer. 18 goals and six assists in 29 Serie A appearances have made him one of the key players in the Bianconeri’s march to their third successive title.

Not only that, but Tevez has also looked fitter, stronger, more agile and certainly more enthusiastic in Italy than he did during his final days in Manchester.

However, the former Corinthians and West Ham United star has been ignored by Sabella and it looks like he will be forced to watch the World Cup on a TV screen.

Or maybe Tevez will not watch it at all, because his plan is to go to the beach if he is not called up to play for his country in Brazil in June.

"I do my job on the pitch and after that it's up to Sabella to decide whether I go to the World Cup or not, not me," he told Toda Passion.

"It's not up to me to pick up the phone and convince him. If I don't get picked, I'll go to the seaside with my family."

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