Sergio Ramos, the legendary Spanish defender, announced his retirement from international football on Thursday.
Ramos stated that Spanish head coach Luis de la Fuente informed him that he would no longer be part in Spain’s squad, regardless of his performance.
“With а heavy heart, it’s the end of а path I hoped would stretch out further and conclude with а better taste in my mouth, on par with all the achievements we earned with La Roja,” the 36-year-old said on Twitter.
The Paris Saint-Germain defender went on to say that he believes his international career deserved to end when he chose or when his performance was not worthy of the squad. On this accord, Ramos stated that he admires and envies players such as Luka Modric, Lionel Messi, and eре.
With 180 appearances, Ramos is the most capped Spanish player. He scored 23 goals for Spain and is ninth on the country’s all-time scoring list.
With La Roja, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and two UEFA European Championships in 2008 and 2012.