Euro 2016: Spain veteran Iker Casillas hints at retirement after team's defeat against Italy

De Gea made a string of saves to keep Spain within striking distance of Italy on Monday before Antonio Conte`s men got a late second goal for a 2-0 second-round win.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016, 22:31 PM IST
Euro 2016: Spain veteran Iker Casillas hints at retirement after team's defeat against Italy

Madrid: Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has given a strong indication that he will retire from international footbal after 16 years.

The 35-year-old did not play in any of Spain`s four games at Euro 2016 with national team coach Vicente del Bosque picking Manchester United`s David De Gea in goal.

Casillas, who made his debut in 2000 and is Spain`s most capped player with 167 appearances, posted a video on his twitter account (@casillasworld) of a Rambo film with the dialogue saying: "I don`t know where but I`m going."

"He then posted a message which said: "I`m proud to feel the love of the people today and as always, everyone together for the national team."

De Gea made a string of saves to keep Spain within striking distance of Italy on Monday before Antonio Conte`s men got a late second goal for a 2-0 second-round win.

The goalkeeper also expressed hope for the future of the national team. He tweeted on @D_DeGea: "Losing is part of the sport as well as getting up after a defeat. We`ll come back!"