Tomas Rosicky has revealed he will not make any snap decision on his international future following Czech Republic’s exit from Euro 2012.
The Czechs were beaten 1-0 by Portugal at the quarter-final stage and there is likely to be an overhaul of the squad. Striker Milan Baros has already called time on his career and there are suggestions Rosicky will follow suit.
The 31-year-old has had a career hampered by injuries and that could be a decisive factor in the Arsenal midfielder’s decision.
“I would love to continue, but on the other hand I’m not the youngest anymore and have had problems with my fitness,” he told Arsenal’s official website. “I will take time to think about it. As I say, I would love to continue but I’m not stupid - I know I’m getting older and have to think about what is good for me."
Rosicky missed the loss to Portugal on account of injury and he will head back to Arsenal for assessment.
He said: “Where the injury is concerned, I have no idea right now. I spoke with the people from Arsenal after the Greece game, so I’ll go back and they will check on me.”