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Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yueng ponders international retirement

Newcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is considering international retirement.

The 29-year-old revealed after the 2018 World Cup that he was considering international retirement but was convinced by new coach Paulo Bento to play on.

He told the Joongan Daily: “My mind hasn't changed and I expressed my thoughts to the new head coach.

“Playing with a foreign club, I do feel pressure traveling to my home country. It's not only about my physical condition. I had doubts whether I can devote myself 100 percent to the national team. I've had serious discussions about this with seniors around me.

“Bento first told me to stay with the national team. If the team needs me, I think it's right for me to play with my teammates until the Asian Cup."

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