West Ham midfielder Radoslav Kovac calls time on international career

04 January 2010 04:27
Radoslav Kovav has quit international football to concentrate on keeping West Ham United in the Barclays Premier League. [LNB]The 30-year-old midfielder has told new Czech Republic boss Michal Bilek to consider their country's next generation of talent after the failure to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa.[LNB] 'I want to concentrate on the English league,' said Kovac, who scored twice in 30 appearances for his country. [LNB] Committed Hammer: Radoslav Kovac in action during West Ham's FA Cup loss to Arsenal [LNB]'Now at West Ham we have an ambitious project. 'It has been a long andbeautiful experience. I've played at the World Cup and EuropeanChampionships, winning with the youth team (at the 2002 Under 21European Championship). I'm over 30, so I decided to quit.'[LNB]Kovac spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, before securing a £2million move from Spartak Moscow in the summer.[LNB]He has made 14 league appearances for the Hammers this season, but has found the back of the net on just one occasion. [LNB] West Ham boss Zola confident he won't have to sell his top stars this monthWest Ham 1 Arsenal 2: Gunners late show breaks Hammers heartsCredibility gap: West Ham fans stay away as Zola promises to 'have a go'WEST HAM FC

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