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Nainggolan retires from Belgium duty after World Cup squad was announced.
Radja on Instagram wrote:
“Very reluctantly my international career comes to an end,
“I’ve always done everthing, I could to represent my country.
“Being yourself can be bothering. From this day on I will be the first fan.”
Martinez resonded by saying:
“First and foremost, we all know Radja is a top player, there is no question about that.”
“It is a tactical reason, we all know he has a very important role at club level and I don’t think we can give him that in the national team.
“I travelled to see him yesterday in Rome and we had a very good conversation. The decision is not an easy one, I understand how popular the player is, but we have to create the team to try to become a winning team.
“It is purely a tactical decision.”