"I don't like to say farewell, but obviously this World Cup will be my last games for Spain," he said on Cuatro.
"Given my age, my level of performance, and everything I have given the team, it is time.
"Now I want to enjoy it from the first day, have a great World Cup and why not try to get another title?"
Although he is stepping away from the international scene, he feels he still has plenty left to offer.
"It's one of the reasons I accepted this offer - because I still have a lot of football left in me," he added. "Otherwise, I would have gone home. I want to make a name for myself in this part of the world."
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