Carlos TEVEZ is back in Argentina and has his eyes set on the FIFA World Cup.
Now back from China and at his beloved Boca Juniors, Carlos TEVEZ is looking at not only doing well with Boca but at making the 2018 FIFA World Cup team. Argentina National Team coach Jorge SAMPAOLI has a lot to think about, especially when focusing on the attacking players. Lionel MESSI, Sergio AGUERO, Gonzalo HIGUAIN, Angel DI MARIA and Mauro ICARDI. That’s some attack. Throw in Joaquin CORREA, Angel CORREA, Lucas ALARIO, Cristian PAVON and possibly even Lautaro MARTINEZ and SAMPAOLI’s pool of strikers becomes bigger.
However, there’s one more name which is looking to be added to that pool as Carlos TEVEZ has thrown his hat in the ring and wants to be at Russia. Here’s what he had to say:
Carlos TEVEZ on making Argentina team:
“I’m working on getting to my best. I’m not going to make it easy for SAMPAOLI. It would be very nice to do great in these four months (leading up to the World Cup) and that the coach ends up having doubts. First I have to do well at Boca but the objective of the World Cup is there.”
After making Argentina’s 2006 FIFA World Cup squad under coach Jose PEKERMAN and the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Diego MARADONA at the helm, Carlos TEVEZ was left out of the 2014 team by Alejandro SABELLA when they made the final. Out went SABELLA and in came Tata MARTINO which saw Carlos TEVEZ return to the Argentina National Team.
Carlitos was part of the 2015 Copa America team but was left out of the 2016 tournament in the United States. The former Manchester United and Juventus man did not feature in a single match under previous coach Edgardo BAUZA nor current coach Alejandro SABELLA. There are two friendly matches in March against Spain and Italy, it’ll be very interesting to see if SAMPAOLI opts to go for the veteran or if he will continue to give a youth player such as Cristian PAVON a chance in the Argentina team.