Sport News [Sport] Spain and Barcelona legend Gerard Pique confirms international retirement Published 3 months ago on August 12, 2018 By Fresh 9ja Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he has ended his glittering international career with the Spanish national team despite his former Barca coach Luis Enrique being appointed as coach. The 31-year-old declared his intention to quit international football after the 2018 World Cup saying he was tired of repeated criticism from supporters and the media, and that he wished ‘to be left in peace’. TRENDING: Hіghlіghts: Ваrcеlоnа vs Rеаl Маdrid 5−1 – All Gоals & Extеndеd – 2018‘I spoke to Luis Enrique a few days ago. He called me and I told him the decision was taken a long time ago and that I had thought about it carefully,’ the defender told a news conference on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup game against Sevilla. ‘It was a beautiful time with the national team in which I had the chance to win the World Cup and the European Championship. Now I want to focus on Barca,’ he said. ‘I have a few years left here and I’m going to enjoy them a lot.’ TRENDING: Lionel Messi To Leave Barcelona On Free Transfer - Welcome to Fresh9ja.com Pique who made the last of his 102 international appearances in Spain’s World Cup last-16 loss to Russia, represented his country at two European Championships and three World Cups, helping his country win their only world crown in 2010 and triumphing at Euro 2012 two years later. Post Views: 107 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics: Up Next [Sport] Ronaldo hospitalised in Ibiza with pneumonia Don't Miss [Sport] Pogba, Shaw give Man Utd winning start against Leicester City Fresh 9ja You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Trending Nigerian Music13 hours ago FRESH MUSIC: ArtimGee – WHY?