Whilst Carlos Tevez has shown himself as United’s best player on the park so far this season, he’s having a harder making the same impression on the International stage.
It was just last week that Tevez revealed he was determined to cling on to his first team place with Argentina, after seeing the impressive display from his country at the Olympics. “If any of us in the national team rest on our laurels, then these brilliant youngsters will have our places,” he said.
Tevez isn’t doing himself any favours at the moment though, receiving his second red card in the last three outings for his country!
Argentina drew 1-1 with Paraguay last night it was seemed to be a fairly entertaining match. Minutes in, Riquelme hit the woodwork with a superb freekick, whilst Argentina dominated the possession and chances. However, as the ball was played high in to the Argentina box, Heinze was left blushing after scoring a rather embarrassing own goal. He jumped to head the ball away, but it went over his head, with Paraguay forwards chasing it down. In his second attempt to reach it, he instead clashed with the goalkeeper, flooring him, before heading the ball in to the net.
Things went from bad to worse for Argentina though, with Tevez getting himself sent off shortly afterwards. After taking on one player, he stood to lose possession as another Paraguayan approached him. He went in with one foot over the ball leaving his opponent rolling on the ground. The referee walked straight over and showed him the red card.
However, even with 10 men, Argentina dominated, and had very good opportunities to leave with a 4-1 victory. Their only goal of the game though came after lovely interchanging of passing saw Messi play through a perfectly weighted ball to Sergio Aguero, who slotted it past the keeper.
It has to be said though, if he uses up his boiling over and red card moments for when he’s playing for Argentina, rather than United, I won’t be complaining!