The midfielder says he needs time to decide whether to retire or not.
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has spoken out about his international future following his nation’s exit from the 2014 World Cup.
Defeats to Italy and Uruguay means the Three Lions are already eliminated from the tournament despite still having one more Group D game left to play against Costa Rica on Tuesday.
It is the first time since 1958 that the English have gone out in the group stage and Gerrard has revealed what his plans are with the national team after the disappointment of Brazil.
Gerrard: “I am hurting very bad – I am broken from what’s gone on in the last couple of weeks.” Says he needs to “clear my head” on holiday.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) June 22, 2014
At 34-years-old it is unlikely the Reds skipper will ever get the chance to appear at a World Cup ever again, but there is still an opportunity for the midfielder to influence his country’s 2016 European Championship qualification campaign.
Gerrard could even play at the competition in France should Roy Hodgson’s men qualify and therefore the veteran clearly doesn’t want to rush into any decision that may be based purely on emotion.
The midfield ace made his international debut against Ukraine back in 2000 and has since earned 113 caps for the nation, putting the player third on the all-time capped list for England behind David Beckham (117) and Peter Shilton (125).
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