Tevez wants Argentina return for World Cup

The 29-year-old has been frozen out of the international fold by current Albiceleste boss Alejandro Sabella, but the Bianconeri striker would welcome a recall
Carlos Tevez has revealed that he would be happy to accept an invitation to return to the Argentina squad for next year's World Cup.

The Juventus striker has not featured for the Albiceleste since Alejandro Sabella took charge of the national team in August 2011.

Tevez would love to represent his country in Brazil but accepts that his services are probably no longer required by Argentina, who are currently three points clear at the top of the South American qualification standings.

"I think the Albiceleste are doing well, and it's the same with me," the 29-year-old told Cronica. "I would not say no if they called me for the World Cup, but I think that it [qualification] is already certain.

"Certainly, they are playing well even without me."

For the time being, though, Tevez's primary concern is proving himself at Juventus following his summer switch from Manchester City, a challenge he is looking forward to enormously.

"I have no problem with [the sense of expectancy]," he declared. "In the past, I have demonstrated the ability to withstand any pressure, even the weight of responsibility of wearing this jersey.

"Indeed, I must say that the responsibility excites me."

The Bianconeri paid a reported €12 million to sign Tevez from City in June.