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Salomon Kalou may quit Ivory Coast role

Salomon Kalou may quit Ivory Coast role

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Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou may consider quitting international football.

The former Chelsea player who has featured 81 times for his country, scoring 29 in the process may decide in the coming days to bring his nine-year run to an end.

“I won the Africa Cup of Nations and played in two World Cups. But you have to think about it if it is the right moment to stop,” he tells the BBC.

“I turn 30 this year and I will start having to think about resting my body.”

The decision could benefit his current club Hertha Berlin as he looks to more time with the German club, which he joined in 2014.

“Last year was a tough year – and also I was away at the Africa Cup of Nations – but I learned a lot. This season I am aiming to score at least 15 goals.”

Salomon Kalou in January became the first player to reach double figures for league goals scored in a single season in England, France and Germany.