David Silva announces retirement from Spanish National team
|David Silva of Spain in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Spain and Morocco at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (June 24, 2018 - Source: Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe)|
The Spain attacking midfielder won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles playing 125 times for La Roja after making his debut in 2006.
David Silva made this announcement on his social media accounts, explaining why he made the decision.
"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."
Luis Aragones was Spain's head coach when they won the 2008 Euros, their first major trophy at an international tournament in 44 years. He died at the age of 75 in 2014.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique also announced his retirement from international football on Saturday.
Gracias, suerte y hasta siempre! 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/mIM1k45pfg— David Silva (@21LVA) August 13, 2018