Guido Burgstaller retires from international football
After seven-and-a-half years with the Austria national team, Guido Burgstaller has decided to call time on his international career with immediate effect. From now on, the 30-year-old wants to focus solely on his club career with FC Schalke 04.
“This was not an easy decision for me to make. I have been thinking long and hard about this and I think that is the right decision for my health and my family”, Burgstaller said, explaining the reasons for his retirement. “Now I want to put all my energy into Schalke and focus on my family. I wish the national team and all the players good luck for the future.”
Now I want to put all my energy into Schalke and focus on my family
The striker made his debut for Austria on 29th February 2012 against Finland under Marcel Koller. All-in-all, Burgstaller made 25 appearances for his country, scoring two goals. In June 2019, he scored the winner against Slovenia in Austria’s vital 1-0 European Championship qualifying win.