Tevez: I don't have any problems with Messi

The 30-year-old has dismissed suggestions that his relationship with the Primera Division star has kept him out of the Argentina squad
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has insisted that he does not have any problems with Barcelona star Lionel Messi amid rumours that he has fallen out with the Argentina skipper.

A number of recent reports claimed that the former Manchester City forward has lost his spot in Argentina's national side due to his poor relationship with the Barca attacker, but Tevez has laughed off any such suggestion.

"I don't know where these rumours that I have a bad relationship with Messi are coming from," Tevez was quoted as saying by Cronica.

"Everybody publishes stuff like this, but the truth is that I don't have any problems with Messi.

"We have shared a lot of moments together, have trained together, have played together and there have never been any issues. He is a great person.

"This should be his World Cup and I wish him all the best because he is a marvellous player. He and Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom I played together at Manchester United, are the best in the world."

Tevez has made 64 appearances for Argentina, but has not featured for the Albiceleste since 2011.