Arsenal Star defender Laurent Koscielny to retire from French International team after 2018 World Cup.
The Arsenal defender Koscielny has decided this summer’s tournament will be his last for Les Blues. ‘
Koscielny’s plans to enjoy remaining half year football with Les Blues:
The Arsenal and France defender said in a press conference he believes it is the right time and plans to enjoy his final half-year with Les Blues.
“Yes I think (I will retire from France),” Koscielny said. “There are just six months to take pleasure with French national team. After that, it will be time to give my place to young players behind me. I think I have done what I have to do on this team. I will make the most of these memories, until June.”
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However, despite leaving the international game behind, Koscienly is not ready to hang up his boots in club football yet.
“I still have a few more years in front of me but maybe it’s my last months in the French team,” he said when asked if he feels old with the arrival of a younger generation of France players. “It’s normal, there’s an end to everything. But I’m quieter with everything that’s going on around me. I have to take advantage of the days here.”
Having already qualified for World Cup 2018, Koscielny and France will face Wales and Germany in a pair of friendlies during the November international break.