France ace considers hanging up his international boots.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could call time on his international career with France following his snub for the World Cup this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The 27-year-old was overlooked for the squad by coach Didier Deschamps, despite rediscovering his best form as City marched onto their second Premier League title.
However, the two had endured a very public falling out and even the player’s girlfriend weighed in with her opinion on Twitter criticising the coach’s decision.
And while he won’t yet make the decision public all signs point to him hanging up his Les Bleus boots for good.
“I made it a while ago but I will announce it when the time is right,” he said.
“With the national team I didn’t win anything. So it’s more easy 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 was also overlooked for the 2010 World Cup, and followed that up with a ban for three matches at Euro 2012 for swearing at reporters.
“Even before the summer, during Euro 2012 I had a lot going on,” he added.
“Personally, it doesn’t affect me, but it affects my family. They live in France, they read the press stuff.
“I live in England so I’m fine with everything they say and I’m used to it. But for my parents it’s really hard. I want to make them happy and the national team doesn’t make me happy.”
Nasri made his first appearance for France back in 2007, and has since gone on to collect 41 caps, scoring five goals.
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