International soccer is a curious animal. It generates intense passion among the fan, but in all honesty, I would suspect that most club managers find it a pain.
Another oddity about international soccer is the fact that you can have some players who have world-beating careers at the club level, and then simply fail to replicate that form at the international level.
This should not be surprising. After all, players spend years with their club sides, and only a few weeks getting ready for international games.
Then they also have to deal with different coaches, different tactics, different team mates and sometimes being played out of position.
Here are just a few of the players who had stellar club careers, but middling international careers: