Tevez insists he's not injured, spurred on by national chance

Carlos Tevez claims he is completely fit to play for Juventus against Udinese and the Italian press suggest he is desperate to fight for an Argentina shirt.

Despite limping out of training on Wednesday, Carlos Tevez is adamant he will be able to play this weekend as he looks to rejuvenate his international career.

Tevez tweeted: "Thanks to those of you who expressed your concern, but I am not injured. I'm preparing myself to play on Saturday."

Ex-Manchester City man Tevez hasn't been part of the Argentina set-up since June 2011 but the departure of coach Alejandro Sabella may have handed him a fresh start.

New Argentina boss Gerardo Martino is expected to consider Tevez for his squads, but he didn't choose the Apache in his maiden team.

La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Tevez's determination to feature for Juventus is linked to a desire to get back into the national side.

Last season Tevez formed a lethal strike partnership in Serie A with Spanish marksman Fernando Llorente but this term he will face heightened competition for places from new acquisition Alvaro Morata, who joined from Real Madrid for £15.8 million.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is said to be ready to trust French rising star Kingsley Coman again for the Udinese game and may start Tevez on the bench.

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