Osvaldo Ardiles calls for Carlos Tevez’s return to Argentina national team

Argentine legend Osvaldo Ardiles believes that former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez should be recalled to the Argentina national team.

Former Manchester United and Manchester City star Carlos Tevez is one of the best strikers in the world, but he cannot get anywhere near the Argentina international team.

The Juventus striker last played for his country in 2011 and was snubbed by Alejandro Sabella during his tenure as the South American nation’s coach.

Argentina did not miss Tevez at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the summer, though, as La Albiceleste reached the final of the tournament without him.

There have been suggestions that new Argentina coach Gerardo Martino could recall Tevez, and legendary footballer Osvaldo Ardiles, who won the World Cup in 1978, believes that his 30-year-old compatriot should be called up.

Ardiles made the comments just a day after Tevez scored twice for Juventus against Atalanta away from home in Serie A.

The former West Ham United star scored twice in the 3-0 win in Bergamo on Saturday, with the Italian club dubbing him as a ‘musketeer’.

Tevez has been in truly brilliant form so far this season, having scored four goals and provided one assist in four Serie A appearances. The Argentine striker has also found the target in the Champions League – twice in a single game.

Last season Tevez was the third-highest scorer in Serie A with 19 goals and does not seem to have lost the touch that made him one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League not so long ago.

But Tevez seems to have been shunned by Argentina. However, even if he does get a recall, will he find a place in the starting line-up? Probably not, because Argentina are replete with world-class attacking players.

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