Alan Shearer has
played down suggestions that he might make a comeback to international
He retired from the England first-team after Euro 2000, to
concentrate on playing at Newcastle, and to spend more time with his
"If Sven came asking for me to play for England, I would say that I
have my holidays booked, but then I don't expect that," explained
"It would be disrespectful to the players already in there as they
are doing a decent job and have qualified for Japan and South Korea and
I think they will do a good job over there.
"I retired from England to have more time with my family and
concentrate on playing for Newcastle and for the first time I am looking
forward to having a full summer off and enjoying it."