Celtic captain Scott Brown has disclosed that he isn’t thinking about retiring just yet, he claimed in an interview posted by Sky Sports Scotland’s Twitter account.
Brown is coming towards the end of his career, as he is 34, and will turn 35 in June, and his Celtic contract is set to expire at the end of next season.
However, in the interview, which may have been recorded before the Glasgow derby was cancelled, Brown claims that as long as he is fit he will continue to play.
“As fit as I have been”
“For now, I think, I’m probably as fit as I have been, I’ve managed to keep the fitness levels for the last three or four years at that maximum level and as long as I can keep turning out results and performances, and we keep winning games I’m available for selection.”
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) March 14, 2020
Brown will no doubt continue to be a key man for the Hoops when football returns. His experience will be more valuable than ever before as Celtic head into uncertain times.
Brown will have to rally round the players, alongside Neil Lennon, as the Hoops deal with the football lockdown.
Brown would have been eager to best city rivals
The timing of the lockdown is particularly unfortunate for Brown, as no doubt he would have been eager to show who runs Glasgow when the Hoops were scheduled to take on Rangers on Sunday.
Sadly he will have to wait to show who is boss. Hopefully that game will take place sometime in the near future, and if it does expect Brown to have a big say in the outcome of the match.
For now, though, the fact that Brown does not want to retire can only be a good thing for the Hoops going forward. His goal will be 10 in a row, and then he can perhaps ride off into the sunset, a Celtic immortal.