My tribe

Man Utd's Giggs: Wales retirement right choice

Manchester United ace Ryan Giggs was delighted for Wales in their 5-2 thrashing of Slovakia this week, but insists he has no regrets over his international retirement.

Giggs, 33, decided to concentrate solely on United at the end of last season in a bid to prolong his football career.

The Cardiff-born star said: "I watched the Slovakia game on Wednesday and it was absolutely brilliant. Craig Bellamy was on fire up front.

"It was a great result and a bit of revenge for Slovakia beating us 5-1 in Cardiff earlier in the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign."

Giggs admitted it was odd training at Carrington while most of United's squad were away on international duty.

He said: "It was strange for me this week because this is the first double-header I have missed since I retired.

"If I had still been playing, I'd have come back to Slovakia on Wednesday night and landed in Cardiff in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"Instead, I have had 10 days' training and I do feel fresher - which was the plan."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?