Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva quits international football

Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva quits international football

- David Silva announced his retirement from international football in an emotional post

- The midfielder has won all coveted trophies in international level including the 2010 World Cup

- A number of big Spanish names inclouding Gerard Pique and Andreas Iniesta hung their international boots

Veteran Spain and Manchester City midfielder David Silva has retired from International football, can confirm.

The 33-year-old confirmed that he would no longer represent Spain in International football through an emotional letter shared on his social media.

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In the letter, Silva, who has largely been considered my many plaudits as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, said he was “proud to have represented La Roja for more than a decade.”

"I lived and dreamed with a team that will forever be remembered," his statement read in part.

Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva quits international football

Silva made 135 appearances for the Spanish side

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Silva was part of the Spain team which dominated world football for a solid three years, winning several prestigious silverware in the process.

He played an integral part in Spain’s first ever World Cup trophy in 2010, as well as European championships in 2008 and 2012.]

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What was to be his last ever international tournament in however ended in disappointment as Spain crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in surprising fashion at the hands of host Russia

Prior to his retirement, Silva played earned 125 caps in a Spain shirt, scoring 35 goals in the process.

He joins the likes of former Barcelona star Andreas Iniesta and defender Gerard Pique who also recently announced their retirement from international duty.

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