Quitting was always on my mind: Schwarzer

November 7, 2013
Mark Schwarzer says his decision to quit the Socceroos was a long time in the making, admitting he no longer felt fully committed to his role in the national team.

The veteran goalkeeper called time on his international career on the eve of Ange Postecoglou's first Australian squad announcement as head coach ahead of this month's friendly against Costa Rica.

While his retirement shocked many, including teammate Tim Cahill, Schwarzer insists it was not a rash decision.

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