20 Jun '11, 1am

I was about to quit the Germany national team anyway, said Michael Ballack, after being dropped by Joachim Loew

I was about to quit the Germany national team anyway, said Michael Ballack, after being dropped by Joachim Loew

A picture taken on October 10, 2006 shows German midfielder Michael Ballack (left) and team coach Joachim Loew (right) giving a press conference in Bratislava on the eve of the Euro 2008 Group D qualifying match. Michael Ballack said that he had already intended to quit the national team when Loew made the announcement that he was dropping the former captain from the side. -- PHOTO: AFP FRANKFURT (Germany) - FORMER Germany captain Michael Ballack stepped up his sharp criticism of Germany coach Joachim Loew, saying he had already decided to quit the national team when Loew announced that the player had no future with the side. The 34-year-old former Chelsea midfielder said on Sunday that he wanted to announce the decision himself. Ballack and the German football federation (DFB) have been trading barbs ever since Loew made the announcement on Thursday. 'It's a pity that I n...

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