Spanish midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football.
The Manchester City star made the announcement on Monday evening.
The 32-year-old revealed that he was “very proud” of his achievements with the Spanish national team, and that the decision was “one the most difficult of my career.”
David Silva made his debut in 2006 and went on to score 35 goals in 125 appearances, winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two European Championships (2008 and 2012 editions).
He becomes the second player to announce his retirement in 48 hours after Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.
Pique announced his retirement from the La Roja team on Saturday.
Speaking further about his decision to retire in a social media post, David Silva said: “I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered.”
“It has not been easy, after all I’ve experienced, to write these lines.
“I’ve spent days and weeks considering this. The national team gave me everything and helped me grow as a player and a person.
“I leave proud and happy, bringing an end to a time full of emotions and memories, like of the figure of Luis Aragones, a maestro who will never be forgotten.” The former Valencia FC of Spain playmaker concluded.