France striker David Trezeguet has announced his retirement from international football after Raymond Domenech was retained as coach.
Trezeguet was omitted from France’s Euro 2008 squad by Domenech and he described the decision as ‘unacceptable and inexcusable’.
Domenech was re-appointed France coach despite a dimsal Euro 2008 campaign that saw his side score one goal and collect just one point from their group matches.
“Domenech is staying and I am quitting the national side,” said Trezeguet at Juventus’ pre-season training camp in Pinzolo.
“The awful European Championship and then the decision to stick with the coach has forced me to this decision.
“I see football differently to how they see it in France. Euro 2008 was very negative, but it was the faith in Domenech that really annoyed me.
“Decisions seemed to be made politically rather than for footballing reasons and the public opinion in my favour wasn’t respected.”
Trezeguet scored 34 goals in 71 appearances for France after making his international debut in January 1998 against Spain.