Laursen quits international scene

29 January 2009 04:01
And, with the injuries to both his knees having taken their toll, Laursen has reluctantly admitted to himself that it was time to concentrate on prolonging his domestic career."The thoughts of a return to the national team was an ambition which spurred me on through my injuries," said Laursen."There's nothing I would rather do than try and help the national team qualify for the World Cup.""But the decision was my own and it's the most difficult I've ever had to make in my football career."Laursen, who won 53 caps for Denmark, signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Villa Park in January 2008.

Source: BBC_Sport