But after abandoning those plans, the 26 year-old now admits that he is struggling to motivate himself to play for Argentina.
Related ArticlesArgentina 4 Spain 1Fabregas: Spain didn't deserve to lose 4-1Zidane's son may opt for Spain'Maradona keen on Villa job'Maradona's reign ends in 'betrayal'Sport on televisionTevez said: "Every day, I feel further away from the national team and I don't know if I'll go to the 2014 World Cup.
"I'm tired. Tired of always being here, of fighting to be in the team. There comes a time when your body starts to drag you down.
"The physical side doesn't help. I'm not here so I can get kicked and have to get up and continue for 90 minutes.
"I am at a club in which I have not won a lot and we have not won anything, but even when I was winning everything and I was a big player, I still had to fight with the national team.
'Today I have to keep on fighting and it gives me cause to stop and think about not playing (for Argentina) anymore.
"It's something I think about and I will do it one day, but it is easier to say it than to do it.
'I don't know if I have the balls to do it. I won't lie. I'm here more for the people and my family than for me."