Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved has admitted that he is considering ending his career after this summer’s World Cup finals.
The former European Footballer of the Year recently came out of international retirement to help the Czech Republic qualify for the World Cup, but it now appears as though he may call it a day altogether.
“I do not have much of a future in front of me and I wanted to end in the summer,” the 33-year-old said.
“I will wait and see. I want to fully concentrate on the World Cup, play good soccer, then anything may happen.
“I have a number of options, and retirement is one of them. I will be 34 in the summer and I will see what motivation I will have to play.”
Nedved also suggested that Czech Republic could be regarded amongst the favourites for the World Cup.
“Maybe the fans think we can win it, but I do not know whether such optimism is the right thing. We have to be realists,” he added.