Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay has revealed that he is not giving up on national team selection despite not being considered by Argentina since October 2015. The centre-back last featured for the South American nation during a World Cup qualifier defeat versus Ecuador, and he has since failed to return to national team reckoning.

Sources have since suggested that Garay has snubbed a call-up, but the defence has dismissed this saying: “It’s a question for the Argentina coach. I intend to do things well at my club and after that it depends on the coach. It doesn’t depend on me to decide who goes and who doesn’t. A lot of things were said. Did you hear anything coming out of my mouth? No. Listen… I never gave up. I always believe it’s a dream to be able to play for your country.”

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Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli has admitted that the likes of Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi could miss out on the World Cup despite impressing for their respective clubs this term. The pair have enjoyed good run of form with Juventus and Inter Milan respectively, but Sampaoli has stressed that they have not been able to replicate the results at the national stage.


Sampaoli said: “It is complicated for Dybala to get used to our system. We couldn’t improve his performances and we have to evaluate if the current players [in this squad] are better than Paulo or if we have to keep working with Paulo to improve his performance. Icardi’s situation is similar to Dybala’s. The transition of Icardi’s performance from Inter to Argentina weren’t the best. I don’t dismiss him, but, as Argentina’s coach I have to focus on performances in the field.”

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Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are still far off from emulating Manchester United’s famous strike force in 2008. Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez formed the attacking trident under Sir Alex Ferguson during the 2007-08 campaign and they went on to win a Champions League and Premier League double that year.


Speaking on Sky Sports, Rooney stressed that the current Reds frontline needs to find success in terms of Premier League medals before they are rated in the same category as United’s famous trio, he said: “I think they are very dangerous, Firmino works very hard to win the ball back and they have a lot of pace.
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Shanghai Shenhua have dismissed speculation linking star forward Carlos Tevez with a move to Mexico. The Argentine has been associated with a switch to Liga MX, where he is a transfer target for giants Tigres, America, and Pumas.

In a report covered by Shanghai Morning Post, Shenhua team manager Mao Yijun appeared to categorically ruled out Tevez’s exit by confirming that the entire squad will link up for the training camp in Spain, he said: “We will head for Spain for a month long preseason training at Marbella on Tuesday morning and all of our foreign players will be there. We will bring 29 Chinese players [to Marbella] this time. With all the foreign players on board, it will be a 34-man squad.”
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Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata says that his interactions with Carlos Tevez have helped him learn a lot. The two players were teammates when the former moved to Juventus in 2014. He was able to become a major hit after scoring 27 goals in two seasons with the Italian outfit. These goals were a major factor behind Juventus reaching the Champions League final and also winning the Italian Serie A title. Tevez is also known for his time at Juventus, and it appears that the Argentine forward has claimed that it really is a top destination for strikers.

The Argentine is currently playing in Chinese football and has the tag of being the best paid player in the world, although these are unconfirmed reports. Morata joined Juventus as a young player and he appears to have learnt a lot from Tevez, who represented the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus amongst many other outfits in European football. There is a criticism of Italian football being too slow, but this does not seem to be the case as far as Tevez is concerned. Morata claims that the Argentine was extremely happy with the time spent in Italian football. After having spoken in glorious terms about Italy, Morata refused to rule out a return to Italian football in the future.
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Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has shed up to six kilos of weight in order to prove himself to Shanghai Shenhua faithful, who labelled him as a ‘very homesick boy. The former Juventus man has had a turbulent 10 months in the Far East, where received a hero’s welcome from the fans before missing half of the club’s games through injury or the lack of fitness.

Early in September, new Shenhua boss Wu Jingui termed the 33-year-old as overweight and ordered him to get fitter in order to make the matchday squad. Tevez has since taken the word strictly as per the club’s sources, and the striker lowered his weight from 78 to 72 kg to make his first-team comeback.
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Agent Adrian Ruocco has revealed that Carlos Tevez will not be leaving Shanghai Shenhua in the near future.


The Argentina international has been recently linked with a move to Palmeira after falling out of favour at Shenhua due to his poor form and fitness.

 

Tevez, 33, joined the Far East outfit from Boca Juniors in December 2016, and he has since managed just three goals across all competitions for the club. In the same period, the Chinese giants have slumped into mid-table, and the club’s hierarchy have criticised Tevez for the lack of impact despite being paid hefty wages.

 

The former Manchester United and Juventus forward was recently linked with a potential switch to Brazil with Palmeiras, but his representative Ruocco has dismissed the speculation, he told Globoesporte: “There is nothing [with Palmeiras]. It’s all false. No one from Palmeiras spoke to me. Tevez will stay in China.”    Continue reading

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua have slammed a report from The Mirror which stated Carlos Tevez was being paid his mega salary while his teammates were not.


The Chinese Football Association have since dismissed the so-called ‘wage crisis’ situation while suggesting that the players have been offered their respective wages.

Tevez joined Shenhua from Boca Juniors in January for a staggering wage package of £615,000 a week, and he has since attracted media attention for whatever he does on and off the playing field. The Asian Football Confederation had sent a request to the Chinese clubs to ensure that they have their finances in order ahead of next year’s AFC Champions League, but The Mirror misunderstood the details by claiming that 13 of the 16 clubs could be forced to forfeit from the Chinese top-flight.

Meanwhile, the publication also seemed to suggest Tevez was paid his wages alone while his teammates were left empty-handed in their pockets. Shenhua vice president Bruce Zhou has now come out in the support of his high-profile striker while he admits that all clubs in the league have paid up the wages in full.Continue reading

On December 29 of 2016, Carlos Tevez reached the headlines of around the world as he became one of the best paid footballers in the world as his contract reported to earn the Argentine attacker $41 million each year.


The former Manchester United player denied reports stating that he earned so much and Tevez said that its far less than believed as well that his main motivation to joining the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua was not because of the money but instead that he wanted a new challenge.

Nonetheless, his transfer to China was completed but unfortunately for Tevez, he has seriously struggled and now rumors are being spread around suggesting that the 33 year old attacker could end his relationship with the Asian club sooner than what his contract has stated.

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Angry Shanghai Shenhua fans have urged the club to part ways with the services of Carlos Tevez and under-fire head coach Gus Poyet.


The former Boca Juniors striker joined the Chinese Super League outfit back in December after he was rewarded a world-record £615,000 weekly package to make the switch. Tevez has struggled with niggles in his short-term stay at Shanghai, and this has restricted his goalscoring tally to just one across all competitions.

The 33-year-old first came under scrutiny back in April when he was spotted at Disneyland Shanghai on a key match day where he was deemed injured. He therein received widespread from abroad as well after he was evidently walking on the playing field against a local opposition last month. Tevez has since suggested that he was sort of fallen homesick due to his inability to adapt to the environment, and the fans want him out at the earliest opportunity following his dismal performances which have seen Shenhua drop into the lower half of the league standings.

Tevez managed to provide an assist in the 2-2 draw with Chongqing Lifan, but this has not pleased the faithful after he called his fellow Chinese players as “clumsy” and “very naive”. Tevez has a history of falling out with his respective clubs, and one infuriated fan suggested via Weibo that his time could be up, he said: “Tevez’s attitude is the worst in the team’s history.”Continue reading