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Man City Defender “Prepared” For World Cup But Does Not Expect Call

Former Bayern Munich centre-back thinks he will be on holiday during Brazil 2014.

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Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has admitted that he is unlikely to be part of Argentina’s World Cup squad this summer, reports Sky Sports News.

The 33-year-old has made 37 senior international appearances, but he has not featured for the South American nation since November 2011.

Demichelis believes that his age and experience make him an ideal candidate to be included in Alejandro Sabella’s 23-man party for Brazil 2014, but he says that he would be surprised if he was selected.

“I feel prepared for returning to the national team,” Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports quotes Demichelis as saying.

“I would like to have a kind of personal revenge on the World Cup, I think that as a defender I have the right age.

“Where I see myself during the World Cup? I am 95 per cent I think that I am going to be on holiday.”

Demichelis, who has made 31 first-team appearances for City this season, has 14 months remaining on his current contract at the Etihad Stadium.
He is expected to honour that deal, but he has hinted that he could return to Argentinian outfit River Plate once his time with the 2012 Premier League winners is over.

“I am totally thankful to the club in which I started my career,” added Demichelis. “I am a River Plate supporter since I was a child and I hope that I can end my career there.”


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