Andrea Barzagli Close Meeting Door for the Italian national team
Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli says he is not interested in returning to Italy.
Barzagli has decided to withdraw from the national team as the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.
The last time he appeared was when Gli Azzurri’s squad was held 0-0 by Sweden in the play-offs November 2017.
There are fears that there has not been enough matured players in the Italian defense after Barzagli with Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini backed down.
However, Barzagli still refused if the opportunity for him uniformed national team is still open.
“Honestly, I think it has been through the years as an Italian national team player is the right moment to go,” said Barzagli as quoted by Sky Sport Italia.
“I’m still being open, it’s just a farewell match,” he added.
Barzagli’s decision to take off the national team uniform is logical to see the age that has stepped 36 years.
For similar reasons, Barzagli accepts if his playing opportunities at the club level are eroded.
He entered as a substitute six times in the Juventus match in the Italian league this season.
“Looking at my age, I can not play in every game, it’s normal for me to be sometimes rested,” Barzagli said.