Tevez threat­ens to re­tire end of sea­son

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BOCA Ju­niors striker Car­los Tevez has ad­mit­ted that he is con­sid­er­ing re­tire­ment at the end of the sea­son.

Tevez, 32, had been pon­der­ing re­tire­ment from the game af­ter Boca Ju­niors were ousted from the Copa Lib­er­ta­dores semi­fi­nals by In­de­pen­di­ente del Valle this past sum­mer, but had since de­cided to con­tinue play­ing for the club.

Now he has said the Ar­gentina league is a dis­as­ter and that he is con­sid­er­ing giv­ing up the game.

“This is tir­ing,” he told Ole on Tues­day. “I will be talk­ing with my fam­ily and with the peo­ple I need to talk to. Yes, I would con­sider re­tire­ment, but I would like to play for the rest of my life with this club. Com­ing into the Bom­bon­era on Sun­days is what makes me happy.”

As Boca pre­pared to face Lanus on Wednes­day in the sec­ond round of the Copa Ar­gentina, Tevez com­plained that his three-match ban was un­fair and blamed the me­dia.

“I think the penalty was given to me by jour­nal­ists and not the com­mit­tee,” he told re­porters. “The jour­nal­ists pushed to give me three matches, it re­ally just should have been a slap on the wrist.

“So maybe it is good, maybe bad. But we saw in the next week­end that the ref­eree was not con­sis­tent and that re­ally both­ered me.”

Tevez also blamed the league and team own­ers for be­ing in­con­sis­tent with the schedul­ing.

“The or­gan­i­sa­tion is ter­ri­ble. In Europe you know on what date you’ll play each team for the first six months. Here you can’t plan any­thing,” he said.

Tevez also said that he hasn’t per­formed well enough with Boca to de­serve a re­call from Edgardo Bauza on the Ar­gentina team.

“What one does in one’s club is what de­ter­mines whether one gets called up for the na­tional team,” Tevez said.

“I hadn’t been play­ing well un­til the first min­utes against Bel­grano.”

The for­mer Ju­ven­tus for­ward said he felt In­ter’s Mauro Icardi was a good choice be­cause “he has earned it, he has been scor­ing goals at In­ter.

“At the end of the day the de­ci­sion is up to the coach. Bauza isn’t un­der pres­sure to pick one or the other.

“Rather he must call up the one who is the best.

“I don’t think I de­serve to be there be­cause I hadn’t been play­ing well and I didn’t know whether I would have to leave the team or not (due to three-match ban).”

In his ca­reer, Tevez has also played for three Premier League clubs, West Ham, Manch­ester United and Manch­ester City, where he scored a to­tal of 84 goals in 202 games. — On­line

BOCA Ju­niors striker Car­los Tevez

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