Stephen Ireland has stated that his decision to retire from international football as, “the best decision I ever made”, all but ending, it would appear, any hope the Manchester City midfielder might represent his country again in the medium term.
In an interview with a British Sunday newspaper, Ireland is asked about the work he undertook to improve his fitness during the close season and reveals he was looking forward to the other players at City being away on international duty as it will give him a chance to resume his latest hobby of running up flights of steps!
The Man City player continued “I’m not thinking about it (coming back for Ireland) at all. It’s just my position and it feels like the best decision I ever made.”
Stephen Ireland's latest interview has caused a wave of comments on Ireland football forums with almost every supporter responding in a negative way to Ireland's continued self exile and lack of commitment to his country.
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