Pepe Reina insists he will not be pulling out of the Spain fold any time soon. “I’ll keep going here until they stop calling me up.”
Reina started Spain’s 1-0 win in Israel on Monday for his 37th cap, and the 35-year-old assured he would not retire before the World Cup next summer, despite the likes of Sergio Rico and Kepa Arrizabalaga waiting to break through.
“If they told us before [the campaign] that we’d pick up nine wins and a draw, we would’ve taken that,” the Napoli goalkeeper said after the match.
“We’ve been very consistent and confident about ourselves. We’ve played our football.
“Israel? We knew that it’d be a difficult game, different to the others.
“We had already qualified and played less [well] than we usually would, but we still wanted to win.
“I’ve always carried out the role that I’ve been given by the national team, I’ve given the best of myself and I’ll keep going here until they stop calling me up.”