James McClean believes he is "still best person for the role" despite retirement
"It's not because of my body."
The Irishman will represent his country one last time tomorrow evening, before hanging up the green jersey for good and allowing someone else to come and take his place.
However, despite playing over 100 times for Ireland, and being 34 years old, the Derry native says that he is as fit as ever, and that his body isn't a factor in this decision.
“I will be honest with you. It's not because of my body, or I feel my ability has diminished. I still feel as fit as ever,” said McClean.
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In terms of retiring from football entirely, the Wrexham winger claims that just because he is finishing up at international level, doesn't mean that he will be putting on the slippers any time soon.
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