Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman says he feels not prepared enough to join the Black Stars despite recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The 23-year-old spent almost a year off the pitch after sustaining the sprain at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
As a result, he was able to make only one appearance for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga last season, lasting 33 minutes.
“At this moment, I will say no [I'm not ready to return to the national team]. This is because I need to have some game time at club level before I join,” Rahman was quoted as saying by 442gh.
“You know Ghanaians, everyone seems to know a little about football so whenever you play for Ghana and you make a mistake, you go to social media and you see many people talking about it.
"As a result, it’s a lot of pressure playing for Ghana so I want to be in a good state before returning,” he added.
Rahman boasts of 24 appearances for Ghana since making his debut in 2014.