Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has annonced his retirement from the French national team. He blames a couple of people including coach Didier Deschamp for his unexpected decision.
He told Canal+: “He (Deschamps) called me once for my birthday in September. Otherwise, no.
“Lots of people disappointed me. Not only the coach. It feels like a hit on the back of the head.”
Koscielny, who won 51 caps for his country, also spoke of the psychological damage missing out on the World Cup did.
He said: “France’s World Cup victory did me a lot more psychological damage than my injury did me.
“I think that I have given everything I can for France, I am 33, I have done 2 Euros, 1 World Cup. France has a great generation of great players now. My injury does not change my decision. For Les Bleus, it is finished.
“When you are in good form, you have lots of friends. When you are injured… after a certain period of time, you are forgotten about.”