Carlos Tevez admits he misses Juventus

Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez has admitted that he misses playing for Juventus, though he is content to have returned to Argentina. The 34-year-old, who spent two seasons at the Bianconeri between 2013 and 2015, recently returned to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial at the iconic San Siro stadium.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: “I follow the Italian league on TV. I’m happy that Juventus won but I’m not surprised, I always thought they’d finish in front of Napoli. They deserved the title, it’s a great club with extraordinary players.Success is part of their DNA, if it wasn’t they wouldn’t have been able to put together this incredible run. I miss Turin and Juventus, those were two beautiful years, but I needed to go home.”

Tevez has been one of Argentina’s top strikers over the past decade but his reluctance to stay put at a single club hampered his chances of establishing himself as a legend. Nevertheless, he has won numerous trophies over the course of his career and his highlight moment would undoubtedly be the Champions League final triumph with Manchester United in 2008.

The 34-year-old returned to Boca Juniors from Shanghai Shenhua for a third stint earlier this year with a view to making the World Cup squad but unfortunately, he could not convince Jorge Sampaoli into picking him. As a result, the Argentine has highlighted his plans to retire in 12 months’ time and it will be interesting to see whether the marksman will step into any sort of coaching thereafter.

Meanwhile, Argentina have begun their initial preparations ahead of the summer World Cup in Russia but they are expected to be without Sergio Romero in goal. The shot-stopper has not recovered fully from a knee injury sustained in March and he has now been omitted from the squad in order to undergo a surgery.