Marek Hamšík made his debut for the Slovakia national team in 2007. Since then the midfielder has earned 135 caps for the Falcons. Marek Hamšík has now announced on social media that he will be retiring from international football.
The facebook post read:
It was not easy, I thought for a long time, but after fifteen years I decided to close a significant and wonderful part of my football career. I ended my national football career.
It was a long and beautiful journey, which I am very proud of. I am moved that I was able to be with all the greatest successes of the Slovak national football team. I was able to be part of a team that completed the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in 2016 and 2021 at the European Championships. It was a great honor for me to lead the national team of Slovakia in more than fifty duels as a captain.I have always taken to represent my country as a huge honor, a responsibility and always tried to give my all to our fans. It was always wonderful to sing the Slovak anthem before the matches and see fans with our flags in the stands. One did not even need more motivation…
Thank you to all the coaches, teammates and implementation teams with whom I had the honor to work here and together they tried to do everything for the success of Slovak football!
See you at the matches of our national team!
Slovakia in it !!!