Nasri blames Deschamps, teammates for France retirement

The Manchester City attacking midfielder says he is ending his international career because he doesn't have the support of his coach or teammates.
Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps and his France squad after announcing his retirement from international football.

The Manchester City star was left out of the Bleus squad for this summer's World Cup, prompting his girlfriend to take to Twitter to slam Deschamps.

Nasri has now decided to retire from France because he has neither the support of the current coach or squad.

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"I've been thinking about it since the 2012 European Championship. This is just a confirmation of what I've been feeling," Nasri said after announcing his retirement. "Let's face it, as long as he [Deschamps] is going to be the manager, I don't think I have a shot after everything that happened.

"He said he didn't pick me for the World Cup because I wasn't happy on the bench, but I don't know one player who is happy on the bench, especially when you don't understand the reason. It's not just about the manager. He did what he thought was best for his team at the World Cup. The press in France reported that other players were complaining about me.

"Why would I want to be in a group where other players can't even be honest and tell me to my face if they have a problem with me?"

Nasri, who was banned for three games after Euro 2012 for verbally abusing a journalist, added that there is little chance of him ever reversing his decision to retire.

"The French national team doesn't make me happy," the 27-year-old said. "Every time I go there, it's more trouble. I face accusations and my family suffer for it, and I don't want to make them suffer. I think it's wiser to stop it and focus on my club career."

Nasri was capped 41 times by his country, scoring five goals.