Barcelona's Gerard Pique has announced his retirement from international football with Spain.

The 31-year-old defender says he told the new Spanish coach Luis Enrique that the recent World Cup was his last tournament with the national side following a career which consisted of 102 appearances.

He also played a key role in Spain's 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship success.

"I talked to [Luis Enrique] two weeks ago, I told him that the decision was made a while ago," said Pique, who made his international debut in a friendly in 2009.

"Playing for Spain was an awesome experience, and I was able to win the World Cup and the Euros.

"I am proud that I was part of all that success but now I want to focus on Barcelona, because I have many years left here and I want to enjoy them." 

Barcelona begin their season against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.