Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has revealed his delight at being back involved with the Argentina squad following a three-year absence from the international stage.
Having not played for La Albiceleste since the Copa America tournament back in 2011, the arrival of Gerardo Martino as head coach of the national side has seen Tevez make a return from the international wilderness.
The creative front man has impressed with his performances in Serie A this season, with a Juve side who once again look like they will take some stopping if they are going to be denied the Scudetto this term.
Poignantly the setting for Tevez’s comeback to the Argentina side could come at an old stomping ground for the former West Ham United star, at Upton Park.
Martino’s men will face Croatia in an international friendly on Wednesday night and Tevez is delighted to be back involved with the team, who will also face Portugal in a friendly in Manchester (another city Tevez knows well) next Tuesday.
He told the Ole newspaper: “When you are not in the squad, you always miss it, but I am not stupid and I knew earlier was not the right moment to be back.
“I’m very happy to be back. I take it as a prize for this present time in my career. To me, it has more value than in past times.
“There is a new coach and I hope I can do well.”