David Silva seeks Guardiola advice as he considers Spain retirement

ShareClose Comments
After World Cup disappointment and a difficult time personally, the Manchester City star will think about calling time on his career with La Roja

David Silva is pondering bringing his remarkable international career with Spain to a close and plans to seek advice from his Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.

Silva's exploits with Spain have coincided with the most successful period in the country's history, winning the 2010 World Cup between back-to-back successes in the European Championship.

But, at 32 and coming off the back of a disappointing campaign at Russia 2018 where Spain were eliminated in the last 16 by the hosts, Silva is contemplating concentrating his focuses elsewhere.

And, after his son Mateo's premature birth at the end of 2017 left the newborn fighting for his life, Silva's family have been his primary focus since returning from Russia.

"Since the World Cup I have been concentrating 100 per cent on my son," Silva is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"I'm returning to Manchester on Sunday and then I will start thinking about football again.

"I honestly don't know whether I will continue playing for Spain. It is something I must decide in the coming days and weeks and when I go back to Manchester.

Article continues below

"At this moment, the only things on my mind are my son, my girlfriend and my family.

"I will talk to other people, maybe I will talk to Pep, but in the end it will be only my decision."

Silva has played 125 times for Spain, making him the sixth most-capped player in their history.

Next article:
'Pogba will be staying' - Man Utd won't sanction Barcelona sale, says Brown
Next article:
Adams hammers Emery & Arsenal: I don't know what he's been doing for six weeks!
Next article:
African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Elneny to replace Anguissa at Marseille
Next article:
Ander Herrera hints at new Man Utd deal as he targets double century of appearances
Next article:
LaLiga 2018-19: Where and when to watch the matches in India
Close