Quitting international football

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay believes Craig Bellamy should retire from international football in order to prolong his club career. It is expected that Bellamy will retire from playing for Wales once the FIFA World Cup qualifiers come to an end in October and according his club manager, the decision will ultimately turn out to be good for the player.

According to Mackay, it is time that the former Newcastle United and Liverpool man calls time on his international career as he has said he will do so that a new breed of players from an entirely new generation comes through. He went on to add that the veteran striker has had a long history of injuries and the lack of traveling for international football will only be good for his career.

Craig Bellamy made his international debut for Wales back in 1998 against Jamaica and has since scored 19 goals in 74 international appearances but it now seems that the 34 year old has played his last match for the Dragons. And it is believed that his long injury history and the grueling training schedule with his beloved Cardiff City, which will be playing in the Premier League for the first time this season, are major reasons for Bellamy taking this decision.

Bellamy was an integral part of his hometown club’s push for promotion to the Premier League from the Championship last term and his experience at the top level and goals will be very important as the Bluebirds looks to survive at the top flight. According to Mackay, Craig Bellamy is one of the most experienced players he has and his presence will be important as the club looks to survive in its first season in the top flight because he is someone who has seen and done it all.