Samir Nasri pondering international retirement after World Cup snub
Samir Nasri is pondering international retirement after not being selected in France’s 2014 World Cup squad. This is the second time that Nasri has been snubbed for the World Cup squad after former France coach Raymond Domenech left him out in 2010.
The Manchester City midfielder claims that it is difficult to take especially after a good season where he helped City win the Premier League and the Capital One Cup. Current France coach Didier Deschamps had previously stated that Nasri is not a certain starter in his side and does not want a player who “has made it clear that he is not happy when he is a substitute”.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the 26-year-old said : “It’s a little bit hard to accept. I need to take some time now to think about the national team because it’s been twice now that they take away a World Cup from me.
“You can go around and ask any player if they’re happy to be on the bench, nobody’s going to say yes. I need to think a little bit during the holiday, what will be my future in the national team, because missing two World Cups is really hard for a player.”