Tevez considered international retirement

  • 27 December 2009
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Carlos Tevez has admitted he has considered quitting international football due to criticism from Argentina fans and journalists, with one of them openly placing online sports bet on Tevez scoring no goals at the next World Cup.

Argentina endured a troubled qualification for the 2010 World Cup before sealing a spot at next summer's finals in South Africa with a narrow victory over Uruguay in midweek.

Both the players and coach Diego Maradona have come in for heavy criticism from supporters and the media for the lacklustre nature of Argentina's qualification campaign.

And Manchester City striker Tevez concedes the situation has prompted him to question his future with the national team ahead of the World Cup.

"When I play for Argentina I spend more time suffering than enjoying myself," said the 25-year-old.

"The (Argentina) fans insulted us, the journalists criticised everything... I'm tired of all that.

"It is okay for them to criticise the national team in football terms, but in a destructive manner no, we don't receive any help.

"Sometimes I think about quitting the national team. Why should I come to Argentina and have a bad time?"

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