Tevez' form is a must for international duty

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Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez provided tremendous support for Manchester City up front as they demolished Sunderland over the weekend 5-0, showing Argentinian manager Sergio Batista he is ready for international selection once more.

Tevez scored a penalty in the opening 15 minutes, setting Manchester City up to thrash Sunderland over the afternoon. The striker was given space up front, and created multiple chances for himself and fellow striker Mario Balotelli, as well as having a hand in David Silva’s goal, which effectively closed the game down at 3-0.


Tevez has been out of favour with Argentinian manager Batista since November last year, after the striker pulled out of a Brazil friendly citing a thigh injury.

Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine FA, said Tevez was left out of the Argentina squad which faced Portugal, USA and Costa Rica because he was being punished for pulling out of the friendly with what appeared to be a soft injury.

Batista said last week that Tevez may not be selected for the Argentina squad in the near future because he wants to base his formations around Lionel Messi up front.

"I am still thinking if Tevez will return," Batisa told Argentinean radio station La Red.

"But for my style of play, perhaps it might be tough."

But after Tevez’s display yesterday, Batista will find it hard to ignore the 27 year old for future selections.

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