David Silva admits that this will likely be his last World

first_imgDavid Silva has admitted that this will likely be his final World Cup ahead of making his 122nd appearance for Spain against Iran on WednesdayThe Manchester City playmaker has represented Spain at international level since his debut in the 1–0 friendly home defeat to Romania in November 2006 and has continued to rank in the number of games after having contributed effectively over the past 11 years.Silva was a member of Spain’s “Golden Generation” that saw the likes of David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez spectacularly win three successive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012.Heading into his third World Cup appearance, the 32-year-old admits that time is running out for him now and doubts that he will feature for his country at football’s biggest stage again.“Do you see me in another World Cup? I’m enjoying playing football with the team at this moment but I don’t believe I’ll play at another World Cup,” he told Marca.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Despite his age, Silva played a key role in Spain’s qualification campaign for the World Cup by scoring nine times in 12 matches under the now-departed Julen Lopetegui.And the former Valencia star feels that he is a much better all-around player nowadays due to the experience he has gained over the years.“I think I’m a better footballer now for all of my experience. You gain know-how from playing matches because every moment of a football match has its own rhythm. Knowing how to handle that is crucial, the more you play then the better you read games. I prefer the David Silva of 2018 because he’s experienced a lot of top-level football. The peace of mind that this brings is fundamental to success and I’ve played more than 120 matches with the national team.”Spain ended their first game of the World Cup with a 3-3 draw against Portugal last Friday.last_img