Dimitar Berbatov Retires From International Football

Chris Wright

13th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from international football this morning, in a bid to concentrate on his club career.

Berbatov has drawn close to a prolific stint with the Bulgarian national side that has seen the 29-year-old forward net 48 goals in 78 appearances (including six goals in his last three games).

A short statement issued this morning by the player himself reads;

“I am withdrawing from the Bulgarian national team. It was a difficult decision but sometimes we have to take difficult decisions.

It wasn’t a decision I took lightly and I have reconsidered several times. Everything has a beginning and an end and that is today.”

The heavily-criticised striker has been coming under fire from supporter’s of both his club and his national side this season following a series of lacklustre performances, and the former Tottenham man has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford during the summer as a result.

However, it now seems ‘Berba’ is taking positive steps to revive his somewhat flagging domestic career by giving up the Bulgarian captaincy in favour of focusing his efforts squarely on finally hitting his stride in a Manchester United shirt.

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  1. dave says:

    Some would say he retired from all football at the end of last season.

  2. Delboy Dublin says:

    Well, given that it looked like he retired from club football this season, it seems like the logical next step…

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    Manchester United footballer Dimitar Berbatov has retired from International football. The Bulgarian born footballer Berbatov, said that “I am withdrawing from the Bulgarian national team. It wa……

  4. joshua says:

    The truth is that he is actually too lazy to make those trips back to Bulgaria.

  5. Ruperto says:

    He Should Retire From Football Or At Least Not Play For Manchester United And If He Doesn’t Retire Someone Should Break His Legs. He Is An Embarrassment To Football

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