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Warnock not too disappointed Taarabt has quit international football

QPR boss Neil Warnock is letting Adel Taarabt stand by his decision to retire from international football with Morocco. The 21-year-old had vowed to quit the international scene after he was left on the bench for Morocco's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Tanzania and Warnock believes his retirement will benefit the club.

"I think it's entirely an individual decision and if Adel decides he doesn't want to play for Morocco that has to be up to him. I wouldn't try and talk him out of quitting," he told the Ealing Gazette.

"Obviously, though, it would be beneficial for us because there's a lot of travelling involved and I think he came back shattered after that last trip.

"I wondered if I should leave him out of the game against Norwich when he returned and in the first half he wasn't very good.

"Players react in different ways to the international break but certainly in his case, there are a lot of hours involved."

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