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Laursen Retires From International Football

Bad news it might be for Denmark, but this should be good for Aston Villa!

Villa's central defender and captain, Martin Laursen has decided it is time to hang up his international boots and concentrate on club football only.



With his recent years being plagued with knee injuries, the 31-year-old defensive rock has retired from international football explaining:

'Now my knees cannot cope that I both play for Aston Villa and for the national team. In this situation, the only real solution is to be available for the club.''

Laursen, who is currently out for a couple of months having undergone further knee surgery, says the decision was the 'toughest I had to make during my football career.''

Denmark's coach Morten Olsen said his retirement was a 'great loss for the national team.''




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 29 2009

Time: 4:18PM

Your Comments

Martin, Pray to the Good Lord McGrath and you may have 5 more years at the very top..........I may even suggest you visit the living diety in Ireland and have a few vodies with the great man............seemed to work for him.......................most of the time.
dannyvellow
Smart move if he wants to continue being immense
medzy
bit worrying this, how long as he got left, a season, a part time season?... hmmmm
krisvilla
Don't see how you can reach that conclusion, krisvilla - surely retiring from internationals can only serve to extend his Villa career?
IanSymes
 

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