Fulham midfielder Simon Davies insists he was right to call time on his Wales career despite talk of a summer U-turn.
The 30-year-old retired from international duty in 2008, but spoke to then manager John Toshack about possibly returning for their Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Davies did not want to make himself available again only to continually miss important matches and for history to repeat itself.
The ex-Everton and Spurs player also signed a new deal recently at Craven Cottage and wants to focus all his efforts on repaying the club's commitment to him.
"I spoke to (then manager) John Toshack in the summer about retiring," he told the Fulham Chronicle.
"I'd only played half-a-game for him in 15 months through injuries anyway - and I didn't want to let him down any more.
"Also, having signed the new contract for Fulham - I owe it to them to look after myself when there are international breaks and give more to the club."