Manchester City’s France midfielder Samir Nasri on Monday indicated that he has decided to quit international football.
The 27-year-old has endured a fractious relationship with his national team and was left out of the squad for this year’s World Cup in Brazil by France coach Didier Deschamps.
“I’ve made the decision. I made it a while ago, but I will announce it when the time is right,” Nasri told Sky Sports website, without specifying what that decision was.
“With the national team I didn’t win anything. So it’s easier to take this decision than if we’d just won something. When you play for a big club and you play lots of games, it’s easy to come to this decision.”
Nasri made his France debut at the age of 19 in 2007 and has won 41 caps, scoring five goals, but his international career has been dogged by controversy.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2014.
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