Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has announced he has given up on any chance of returning to international football with Argentina and admitted he almost gave up football entirely before joining the Serie A side in June.
In a television interview with ESPN, the 29-year-old said that his time involved with the national side is 'in the past' after not appearing in the sky blue and white striped jersey for over two years.
"It's over, I've said what I have to say on the national team and I have nothing more to added," he said.
"I have spoken the truth, I have said what I feel and that’s the end. If I talk about this, it seems I'm asking for a chance to come back."
The former Boca Juniors man has scored 13 goals for his national side but has not featured at all under boss Alejandro Sabello.
He also spent six years in England with West Ham, United and Manchester City in which the he Argentine has won the Premier League for both teams, the Champions League with United and the FA Cup for City.
Despite his success in the Premier League with the two Manchester clubs, Tevez is never far from making the headlines.
He has a controversial four years with the Sky Blues, most notably a public spat with former manager Roberto Mancini in 2011 when he refused to warm up as a substitute in a Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
"I always said I would retire at 28 and I was close to retiring after the fight with Roberto," said Tevez.
"I was tired as well. I spent nearly six years in England. I wanted to leave football, then Juventus arrived, one of the biggest teams in Europe.”
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