Tevez's self-imposed exile from the City team also prevented him from playing for his national side, but he insists it had not bothered him too much and he is looking forward to a recall.
"I did not miss the Seleccion. I was happier watching from outside," he said when asked about the country's 4-0 victory over Ecuador at the weekend.
"I liked the team but for now I do not want to be there. When I am called I will be there, of course."