Ballack says he wanted to quit anyway

AP, Sunday 19 Jun 2011

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack says he had already decided to quit the national team when coach Joachim Loew announced that the midfielder had no future with the side

Micheal Ballack

Ballack says that he wanted to announce the decision himself.

He adds that he had a deal with the German football federation to make the announcement during the offseason after deciding in May that he wanted to quit.

Loew announced on Thursday that Ballack was no longer part of his plans. A day later Ballack accused Loew of hypocrisy and called the offer of a farewell match a farce.


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