Edwin van der Sar insists he will not be tempted out of international retirement for a second time.
The Manchester United keeper answered an SOS call from Holland coach Bert van Marwijk for his country’s recent World Cup qualifying matches against Iceland and Norway.
The 38-year-old helped the Dutch claim back-to-back victories, consolidating their place at the top of Group 9, but he confirmed Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Norway would be his last international appearance.
“I’m happy with this farewell,” he said.
“I knew this would be the last time, so I wanted to finish on a better note than when we lost to Russia at Euro 2008. That has been achieved.”
Van der Sar did admit, though, that his Holland career may not have ended on such a high had a late challenge seen a penalty awarded against him.
“The referee could have given Norway a penalty,” he admitted.
“I hit the Norwegian player with my knee.”