After the bitter 1: 2 defeat against Wales, the ÖFB team had to finally bury hope for a World Cup ticket to Qatar. For some players, it also burst the great dream of leaving their team career with a tournament participation. Marko Arnautovic now lets the ÖFB puzzle about his future.
“We lost. We can not say we were well played, pity, lost, next time it’s better. No, it’s just sad and very disappointing,” said the Teamstürmer in the post-match interview immediately after closing whistle with the orf frustrated. “What should you say. I miss the words, all were quiet, the heads were below. Chance missed.”
The Bologna legionnaire had serious thoughts, whether he will continue to lead in the ÖFB dress. “I’ll make a head about the future. Not with football, I’ll let everything go through my head, whether that fits everything else. I am of course very grateful to the national team, which I played here and am extremely proud of it always to be there and celebrating success with my country. I can not say anything yet, I have to see how it goes on. “
One goal could probably be: with 96 inserts missing the 33-year-old, which would be 37 years at the next World Cup, only four missions to reach the Golden 100er brand. Arnautovic graduated from the third-party games for Austria, only Andreas Herzog (103 missions) and Aleksandar Dragovic (98 missions) ran more often for the ÖFB. Today’s Tuesday (20:45 clock), the next Game against Scotland awaits before in June in the Nations League the Kracher against Croatia, Denmark and France.
Arnautovic: “Can be that the new team boss does not use me”
At the press conference in front of the Scotland duel, Arnautovic has not yet known decision. “That’s uninteresting! You will hear that when the time comes, otherwise I would have sat down now and said, I stop. I’ll leave everything still open,” says offensive players on reporter demand.
There was still a small indication of a whereabout in the national team. “We pointed out that we want to invite the team to dinner when we come back in June,” said Arnautovic about the 100th country of Dragovic.
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That this could implied other games in red-white-red, he noticed himself: “I sometimes come to Vienna sometimes, it’s not that otherwise I’m not coming to Vienna. Of course, I will put together with my family and talk about it. But I did not say that I stop at the national team. It can also be that the new team boss does not use me. That’s why see. “