Celtic midfielder Brown has responded to comments by Dalglish regarding his decision to quit international football.
Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has responded to comments made by Hoops legend Kenny Dalglish regarding the midfielder’s retirement from international football, as reported by Daily Record.
Brown has been a divisive figure for years now up in Scotland, with some seeing him as a leader and others viewing him as a dirty player.
Either way, he has certainly made an impact throughout his career and his decision to retire from international football certainly made the headlines.
One person in particular who had something to say about it was Kenny Dalglish, who previously said that he “did not understand” the decision from Brown to retire from international duty.
Brown has responded to those comments, saying, via the Daily Record: “Calling it a day with Scotland is helping me with my Celtic career right now. It’s keeping me on track and pushing me to new levels. It’s giving me the little bit of extra energy and the extra bit of rest time I was definitely needing.
“I think my performance against Manchester City proves I was right to make that decision. A lot of people have doubted my judgement but I knew what was best for my body.
“The extra games I was playing I could only manage 80 per cent of what I was capable of. I went through them all for as long as I possibly could.”
It was an understandable decision for Brown to make given the injuries he has racked up over the years, and Celtic fans will be thoroughly pleased to hear that he is feeling fitter than he has in a long time as they prepare for another busy season.
The club’s next test comes after the international break when they host Motherwell before their Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.