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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mertesacker joins Lahm, Klose in Germany retirement

BERLIN - Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on Friday became the third member of Germany's World Cup-winning team to announce his international retirement, claiming he wants to focus on winning the Champions League.

The 29-year-old, who won 104 caps, said his dream now is also to help the Gunners clinch the Premier League title after joining Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose in quitting the international scene.

"I wanted to be the one who decided when to close this chapter in my career," Mertesacker told Suddeutsche Zeitung in an interview to be published


"The World Cup (where Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final) was a golden conclusion to the best eight weeks of our lives."

He added: "Now I want to win the Premier League with Arsenal and also try and win the Champions League."

Culled from THE SCORE


  1. No more Lahm, Klose and Mertesacker in the upcoming World Cup 2018 matches for Germany. But Muller, Ozil, Draxler, Gotze will lead the young Germany team in next world cup

  2. Definitely Mike. Most definitely! The German team has always been about team work and i see the guy doing just fine without Lahm, Klose and Mertesacker. They had my support all through the competition


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