Samir Nasri set to quit playing for France following World Cup snub…
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Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri is set to quit international football, despite only recently turning 27 years of age, the Daily Mail reports.
Nasri wasn’t selected by Didier Deschamps for the France World Cup squad due to an ongoing problem between the pair, although he played an integral part in winning Manchester City their second Premier League title.
“Yes, I’ve made the decision,’ said Nasri.
“I took it a while ago but I’ll say it when the time is right. It’s not something you can just announce on Twitter.
“I didn’t win anything with the national team 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.
“Maybe during the international breaks I can stay and work a little bit more. All the players who played the World Cup and have lots of games during the season with their national teams can get tired and pick up injuries, that kind of stuff. So I think I will be fresh.
“Even before the summer, during Euro 2012 I had a lot going on. Personally it doesn’t affect me but it affects my family. They live in France, they read the press and stuff like that.”