Mo Diame has 32 caps with one goal for Senegal and was in the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in January and played one full game for them in the tournament.
But today he has revealed he is considering his International future at 29 years of age, after he made his debut for his country back in 2011 and also played for Senegal in the 2012 Olympics in London.
Mo Diame – considering his International future
Next up at International level are some World Cup qualifiers in March for that tournament to be held in Russia next year and then there is the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon, who are the current title holders.
Mo is considering his future as he had this to say today:
“I’ll decide before the March games. I’m currently discussing it with my relatives to make the right decision and we’ll see, but there’s a good chance I’ll retire.”
“It’s simply because I think the team is on a good trajectory.”
“It’s a personal decision.” “With the qualifiers, I don’t want to start something and not finish it.”
“I don’t want to end up ditching the team halfway through the qualification process.”
Mo is starting to become a key player for Newcastle and he is now starting to show some his best form and when he’s on song he’s a powerful player for us.
Mo can run at speed at the opposing defenses and scare the living daylights out of them.
It would be a savvy decision by Mo to retire from International competition, because it would help prolong his club career at Newcastle United.
Mo signed a three year deal last summer when we signed him from Hull City and he was willing to take a step down in the leagues to join the Magpies, so he definitely wanted to join Newcastle and Rafa Benitez.
He’s played 27 times with 5 assists for Newcastle this season.