Naybet quits Morocco
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Tottenham defender Noureddine Naybet has announced his international retirement.
The 35-year-old has decided to quit playing for Morocco to concentrate on his club commitments with Spurs.
Naybet has been a long-standing servant for his country and is currently captain of the national team.
The former Deportivo La Coruna star admitted it was a hard decision to make, but felt it was in his best interests.
"I have thought a long time before I took this decision and I find that it is now time that I stop with the national team so that I can devote myself with my professional career at Tottenham," Naybet told Morrocan TV.
The news is a boost for Tottenham as Naybet has proved to be a success at White Hart Lane since arriving last summer.