Zlatan hints at Sweden exit
Barca striker struggling to find motivation required to turn out for Sweden
Last Updated: 12/11/09 5:46pm
Ibrahimovic: Has doubts
Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he is uncertain as to whether he will continue to play international football.
The Barcelona striker has hinted that he has lost the motivation to turn out for his country, with his focus more aligned with his domestic endeavours.
With Sweden having failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, the 28-year-old is not taken with the idea of turning out in meaningless friendlies for the next 12 months.
As a result, Ibrahimovic has revealed that he will be weighing up his options over the coming weeks.
"I haven't decided yet," he told Svenska Dagbladet.
"It's a combination of a lot of reasons. My family, my body... and you have to be able to give 100 per cent every time you play for the national squad, that's why you're there.
"If you're not 100 per cent up to it, it's hard. I never do anything half-heartedly. We didn't make it to the World Cup. That's affected me. When's the next important match? In a year? We'll see."
Ibrahimovic was not selected by Erik Hamren for Sweden's friendly date with world champions Italy next Wednesday after expressing his doubts to the new national coach.