Young rules out England return as Villa star fumes: I wasn't taken seriously

03 March 2010 12:39
Frustrated: Luke Young[LNB]Luke Young has revealed he quit international football as he 'didn't get taken too seriously' by a number of England managers.[LNB]The Aston Villa defender opted not to make himself available for his country earlier in the season but has kept quiet on his reason why - until now.[LNB]Young turned down the chance to be included in Fabio Capello's squad as a late call-up for England's last international with Brazil in Doha in November.[LNB]The 30-year-old became frustrated at acting as cover for the likes of Gary Neville, Micah Richards and latterly Glen Johnson.[LNB]Young said: 'I pretty much got picked for one squad every 10 when someone was injured. When I used to turn up I used to sit in the stands.[LNB]'I didn't really get taken too seriously. When I originally got in the squad in 2005 I really wanted to give it a go.[LNB]'For whatever reason, I faded out after playing a few games and now feel like my best days are behind me.'[LNB] National service: Young lines up against Austria in October 2005[LNB]Young has ruled out any chance of him changing his mind ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.[LNB]He said: 'I am 31 in the summer so I am hardly going to have a four or five-year career with England looking ahead.[LNB]'Maybe it's time for a younger player to come in and stake his claim.' [LNB] James Milner blasts: Wembley is even worse than a lower-league pitch!Beaten Friedel urges Villa to forget Man United misery and return to WembleyCrunch time: Aaron Ramsey's broken leg is a wake-up call for the game of painWill John Terry join Ashley Cole, David Beckham, Phil Neville, Frank Lampard, David Bentley and others in England's most-jeered XI?ASTON VILLA FC

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