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Tevez wants starting role to punish Nigeria

Argentina’s Manchester City star Carlos Tevez knows he has to impress coach Diego Maradona if he is to secure a World Cup starting spot. The South American side has a wealth of attacking options, including the incomparable genius of Lionel Messi,.

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The Barcelona star had been a doubt after a clash of heads in training with Javier Mascherano.
Tevez for one will be out to prove his case against Canada, but says the same motivation drives him every day on the practice pitch.

“I always try to be physically fit,” he said, according to Sporting Life.“That’s the important thing, I’m trying to reach the peak of my form.

“Then, the coach makes the final decision and we have to respect him.“There is a long time to go before the first World Cup match.

“In training, I believed I have proved I am ready to play – I’m motivated by wearing the national shirt.” Some experimentation is likely to be in order against such lowly opposition, but the Manchester City forward will not be fazed, having played in a number of formations for his current club and their cross-town rivals.


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