Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis says he is not expecting to be called up for Argentina ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Having not featured for Argentina since 2011, it is unlikely coach, Alejandro Sabella will opt for Demichelis when picking his 23-man squad. But, the 33-year-old says he will be ready if called upon, according to Sky Sports.
He said: "I feel prepared for returning to the national team."
Demichelis' last appearance came in a 1-1 draw against Bolivia where he was at fault for the goal. And with players such as Ezequiel Garay and Nicolas Otamendi ahead of Demichelis, he admits he is likely to be spending his summer on holiday.
Speaking to Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports, he said: "Where I see myself during the World Cup? I am 95 per cent I think that I am going to be on holiday."
But the former Bayern Munich defender feels he has unfinished business on the international stage, and would like to add to his 37 caps.
"I would like to have a kind of personal revenge on the World Cup, I think that as a defender I have the right age," he said.
Demichelis has been heavily criticised this season for some of his performances in a City shirt. And with the club likely to be signing a central defender this summer, Demichelis is open to the idea of returning to his native Argentina to play for River Plate.
He said: "I am totally thankful to the club in which I started my career, I am a River Plate supporter since I was a child and I hope that I can end my career there."
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