Thursday, 23rd December 2010

Inter stalwart Javier Zanetti has revealed that he has had no thoughts of hanging up his boots just yet and could play up to, or even past, 40.

The 37-year-old recently helped the Nerazzurri to the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, with his side beating African champions TP Mazembe in the final. It was yet another piece of silverware for Zanetti.

But the Argentine, who is also the oldest player ever to score in the Champions League, having netted against Tottenham Hotspur in October, is not ready to call it a day just yet.

"Honestly, I’ve never talked with my family about retiring. I’m getting the fruits of what they gave me in football", explained Zanetti to FC Inter News.

"I am in the last years of my career. I want to make the most of all the opportunities I have. I’m happy how my career has gone. Now I still feel good physically. I want to be useful to Inter and the national team. My intention is to reach at least 40 and then I will see what to do."


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