Toure considering a goodbye to his Ivory Coast career

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 19 Feb 2012

Ivorian Toure considers retiring from international football after CAN 2012 disappointment

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure (Photo: AP)

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure revealed that he still hasn’t decided whether he will continue wearing his national team jersey after failing to snatch the 2012 African Cup of Nations title when they lost to Zambia after penalty kicks.

The 28-year-old player also claimed he might not participate with Ivory Coast in the coming 2013 African tournament.

“We will see whether I carry on,” Toure was quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.

“I have to think about what is best for me, for my club and for my country. I love playing for Ivory Coast, so it is not an easy thing to think about.

“Maybe if we had won against Zambia things would have been easier for me. The disappointment is big at the moment so I will wait until I have a clear mind before deciding what to do.

“The African Nations is being played again next year and because we have lost the final it is an emotional time for us all.

“But a decision about playing for Ivory Coast has to be made. I will take my time and think about things, about what I will do.”

Ivory Coast are set to take part in the 2013 African Cup of Nations that kicks off in January.

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