Stoke City striker, Peter Crouch, insists he still has a big role to play at the age of 36.
The former England international, who will turn 37 next January, is the oldest striker playing in the Premier League.
But Crouch is confident that he can go beyond the end of his current two-year deal, which expires in June 2018.
He told BBC Radio: “Getting to a certain age where people are supposed to be retiring has made me hungrier,”
“I want to stay around for a lot longer yet. I love what I do.
“Coming in every day and playing football, then having a match at the end of it all, to work towards, is something that I’ve always loved and still want to do.”
Crouch, who joined the Potters from Tottenham Hotspur for £10m in 2011, has scored 54 goals in 201 appearances for the club, more than he managed for any of his seven previous sides.
His tally includes 10 last season – seven in the league and a hat-trick at Stevenage in the League Cup – which made him Stoke’s top scorer,