Frings still to decide on international future

October 18, 2008

Germany midfielder Torsten Frings is in no rush to make a decision over whether to continue his international career.

In an interview on Friday, the Werder Bremen player revealed he was considering quitting the Germany set-up after being left on the bench for the last two internationals.

National team coach Joachim Low later reaffirmed that Frings plays "a major part" in his squad, although he admitted he could not guarantee him a place in upcoming matches.

And the 31-year-old Frings is in no hurry to decide his future with Werder preparing for a busy time on the pitch.

"There is nothing new to add," he said after training on Friday.

"I have declared I will be considering whether I still see any chances (with the national team), but I am now putting the national team to the back of my mind and concentrating fully on Werder.

"We have some important games over the coming weeks."

Werder's future in the Champions League could be decided over the next few weeks while they have four Bundesliga matches to pack into the same period.

Frings has received support from his club with their director of football, Klaus Allofs, saying the fact he is considering is future is "understandable", given the circumstances.

"In our eyes, he deserves to be in the national team based on his performances," Allofs said.

"He now wants to take time to consider his future with the national team - nothing more and nothing less.

"It is not about demanding a guaranteed place in the side."