Burnley star on verge of announcing international retirement, exit talk now…

first_imgIt was wasn’t to be for Steven Defour. The Burnley midfielder had outside hopes of being ready for Belgium’s World Cup squad, and therefore giving manager Roberto Martinez another decision to make, but he wasn’t able to rush back from his knee injury quickly enough.Het Belang van Limburg report the 30 year old doesn’t see himself being able to make the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, so ‘prepares his farewell’ as an international.The Belgian newspaper say Defour wants to ‘focus on his club’ and feels he can use what would have been future international breaks to rest and make sure he’s fit enough for Burnley.It’s explained that despite the injury, Burnley have looked to activate a two year extension on the player’s contract, and the midfielder ‘greatly appreciates’ this gesture. There’s no talk now of a possible exit this summer.Embed from Getty ImagesDefour wanted to announce his retirement after Belgium’s squad had been revealed, but with all the fuss over Radja Nainggolan being overlooked, and his subsequent retirement, it was thought better to wait.HBVL point out that Defour started his professional career aged 16 and has worked through several injuries, so the extra rest should help prolong his career.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undolast_img

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