Idrissa Gana Gueye was unable to answer when questioned about his future with the Senegal national team.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of Senegal’s clash with Algeria today, the Everton midfielder admitted that ‘only god knows’ whether he will continue playing for his country.

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Gueye made his international debut back in 2011 and has since featured in the Olympics, two World Cups and four Africa Cup of Nations – lifting the trophy in the most recent tournament in 2021.

The 33-year-old has 102 caps to his name and has scored seven goals for Senegal, while he is now set to feature in another AFCON in Ivory Coast in the new year.

‘God knows’ whether Idrissa Gueye will retire from the Senegal national team

Gueye was asked whether January’s tournament would be his last for the national team and he responded: “Why do you want me to stop? Frankly, I don’t know, only God knows.

“We are here to represent our country, to share. We are competitors and we are always happy to come to the national team. The question may arise but personally as long as the body follows, the coach needs me and the people need me, I will answer present. So we’ll see, the future will tell us.”

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Gueye featured from the bench as Senegal drew 1-1 in their AFCON qualifier against Rwanda at the weekend. The midfielder has been left out of the starting line-up for their past three games.

Meanwhile, the veteran still finds himself a regular in Everton’s squad, starting all four of their matches in the Premier League so far. Sean Dyche has very few options to replace Gueye however, with Tyler Onyango the only central midfielder named on the bench against Sheffield United.

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