Not Ready For His Close Up

Last updated : 29 September 2010 By Ed_ScottishFitba
barry ferguson2Barry Ferguson believes his return to the national team would have been too much of a distraction ahead of Scotland's EURO2012 group double-header against Czech Republic (away) and Spain (home). Any hopes of a comeback following his removal from the national squad last year were ended on Monday when the SFA confirmed there would be no return for Ferguson. Ferguson is keen to focus on his Birmingham career but also expressed fears over a media frenzy if he did play for Scotland again.

He said: "It has not been an easy decision for me to make but I feel I have done the right thing. There was a danger that, by returning now, I would have started a media frenzy and it would have been a distraction for the rest of the boys and the manager. That would not have helped anybody. Yes, it is hard to say no to Scotland because it hurts not to be involved with the national team. But I believe in fate and things happen for a reason. I want to enjoy my time here (at Birmingham) but I wish Scotland all the best."
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