05 August 2008
Van Nistelrooy Ends Oranje Duty
Ruud “Horseface” van Nistelrooy has decided to end his international playing career (again) in order to focus on playing for his club, Real Madrid.
"After I looked at the programmes of Real Madrid and Oranje, I came to the conclusion it is too heavy a burden because of the necessary physical effort. I have no other choice."
Van Nistelrooy had 33 goals in 64 appearances and had a wonderful performance for the Dutch during EURO 2008. Alas, the 32-year-old has made his choice.
Link: Van Nistelrooy Calls it a Dutch Day