Russia lost 4-3 on penalties to Croatia in Sochi on 7 July and were eliminated from the tournament, after the match finished 2-2 following extra time.

"For me personally Russia's result and way of playing at the World Cup wasn't a sensation. There are no sensations at the World Cup. You get what you've worked for. Russia worked hard, they prepared very well and received a good reward entering the quarter-finals," Morientes said.

The 42-year-old is fourth on the Spanish all-time top scorers'  list with 27 goals in 47 appearances.