Samir Nasri says 'unhappiness' with France squad made him quit international football
Samir Nasri, the Manchester City midfielder says that the reason he is quitting international football is because he is unhappy with everything related to the France national team, including the scrutiny, manager Didier Deschamps, and even his team-mates
According to the Guardian, Nasri's decision is not unexpected, given he was omitted from Deschamps' squad for the World Cup in Brazil, his reasoning and the level of his discontent may surprise the French Football Federation.
Nasri, in an interview with the Sunday's Community Shield, said that he considered retiring from international football after Euro 2012, when he was banned for three matches for verbally abusing a journalist.
Nasri said while he would only be 29 in 2016 for the European Championships, the French national team doesn't make him happy.
He further said there is just more trouble every time he went there, adding his family suffers from accusations about him and he doesn't want to make them suffer, and therefore, it was better to stop it and focus on his club career.
He also cleared the air about his alleged dispute with the head coach, saying that the coach did what he thought was best for his team and he understood his choice and did not have anything against him.
(Posted on 10-08-2014)