Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has hinted that he is considering international retirement after being left out of the France squad for the World Cup, Mirror reports.
The 27-year-old had a very impressive season with City, managing seven goals and seven assist in 29 starts as well as being crowned Premier League champions, but was still left out in the cold when it came to Didier Deschamps’ selection.
“I made it a while ago but I will announce it when the time is right,”
He added: “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, however, doesn’t have the best history with the French squad after previously being banned for three matches when he swore at reporters ahead of the Euro 2012 as well as failing to make the side for the previous World Cup.
“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.”