Mohamed Diame has decided to concentrate fully on Newcastle United
The Toon's midfielder announcing that he has retired from international Football.
As well as looking to dedicate himself to his club football, Diame has declared another reason for opting out of internationals, saying that he thinks there are 23 Senegal players who are better than him.
Mohamed Diame missed a key middle section of Newcastle’s season when heading off to Gabon and the African Cup of Nations, only to have a wasted journey when totally ignored for the competitive games, finding himself only selected for a match against Algeria.
The midfielder has turned out 36 times for Senegal but now the Algeria game looks to be his last.
“I believe that there are now 23 Senegalese players in better shape (than me).
“After much thought and consideration, I feel now is the appropriate time to focus fully on my club career.”