David Beckham equalled Bobby Moore’s record of 108 England caps for an outfield player after coming on as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat in Spain.
The 33-year-old midfielder, currently on loan at Milan, becomes England second most caped player behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton, England’s record appearance holder with 125 caps.
“No-one can be compared to Bobby Moore because he’s such a legend,” he said.
“He’s a player I’ll always look up to. I’m just very honoured to be even be mentioned in the same breath as him.
“I never thought I would make 96 or 97, so to be on 108 now is something very special to me.
“I’ll take each game and each cap as it comes. This squad is growing and getting better and it’s good to be part of it.”
Beckham replaced Middlesbrough’s Stewart Downing at the start of the second half with England trailing 1-0 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in Seville.
Beckham’s international career has been prolonged by Fabio Capello after he was dropped by Steve McClaren in 2006.
Beckham now hopes to surpass Moore’s record next month when England face Slovakia in a friendly on 28 March at Wembley.
And he acknowledged his move to Milan has helped improve his form and particularly his fitness.
“Milan’s done me the world of good,” said Beckham. “I’m a lot fitter than I was a few months back and even in the month and a half I’ve been there my fitness has gone up 100%. That’s the biggest thing.
“I’ve already said that I’d like to stay at Milan. Nothing against the Galaxy, I’ve had two great years there and there are some great players and great people there.
“I’m enjoying my football at Milan and hopefully I can stay there.
“I’ve been involved in the majority of the games since I’ve been at the Galaxy, but if I want to carry on playing at this level, which I do, I want to stay.”