Espanyol veteran De la Pena announces retirement

Espanyol playmaker Ivan De la Pena has announced his retirement. The 35-year-old former Barcelona and Lazio star has struggled with injuries in recent years.

Espanyol playmaker Ivan De la Pena has announced his retirement.

The 35-year-old former Barcelona and Lazio star has struggled with injuries in recent years.

Speaking at a press conference, a tearful De la Pena said: "I would've liked to have played more these years but, unfortunately, because of the injuries I haven't been able to. I want to thank everyone for all the support I've received.

"My head would like to continue, but my body has said enough."

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