Carlos Tevez commented on seeing his friend Lionel MESSI as well as the captain’s absence from the Argentina team.
Boca Juniors are presently in Spain to play Barcelona at the Camp Nou for the Joan Gamper trophy. While there, former Argentina man Carlos TEVEZ spoke about seeing MESSI and Lionel’s decision of not wanting to go back to the Argentina National Team. Speaking with TNT Sports, here’s what TEVEZ had to say:
“It’s nice to meet MESSI again. To greet him again, say a few words. Watching him play and going up against him is very nice.
“I believe it’s a personal decision. It’s understandable if MESSI doesn’t come back to the Argentina National Team. I was in his spot and the truth is that with so much criticism, sometimes, I didn’t want to go.”
TEVEZ was under heavy criticism himself several years back by fans and media. He showed up overweight and didn’t particularly play very well at the 2011 Copa America where he ultimately missed a deciding penalty against Uruguay where Argentina got eliminated. He was then not selected from the team during all of Alejandro SABELLA’s reign as coach up until Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO recalled him to the team over three years later.