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Ferdinand worries


By Carly Goodwill
June 9 2012

Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has spoken about his worries that the row over his exclusion from the Euro 2012 squad, will signal the end of his international career. 

Ferdinand, 33 has apparently told England manager Roy Hodgson he would not ever retire from internationals but during an interview, stated ‘You would have to say it might be over with England for me. If I’m not getting picked now, especially when people are out injured, then it is unlikely I will be picked again. I really hoped I would get 100 caps, but for various reasons it hasn’t happened. It is a disappointment. But just because I am not there, don’t think I want them to fail. I am not bitter. I know how much the boys want to succeed.’
Ferdinand claims that he may have had some injury problems but has been in good shape, he has played just one game for England during the past two years due to injury.
He went on to say "I played all our games in the run-in, the manager was happy with me, and I was feeling really good. You can't ask for any more. To lose the title to City like we did and miss out on the Euros was hard to take, I admit that. But I'm chomping at the bit to get back to United and start next season. I'm not one for looking back - I'm looking forward and there's still a lot for me to do in this game.'

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09/06/2012 08:36
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09/06/2012 09:41
It was his agent that kicked up all the fuss by the looks of things. But there's no smoke without fire as they say. Things like this can be damaging to a players career.

That being said John Terry is in court after the Euro's, and with racism being a hot issue at present (Suarez etc...plus troubles in Poland/Ukraine) I can't see him getting away lightly. That would almost certainly end his international career, if not his club one too, leaving the door open for Ferdinand. Depends how seriously Hodgson takes this next generation malarky.

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