Stewart Downing has advised talkSPORT he’s prone to retire from soccer.
The previous Liverpool and England midfielder has made 725 membership appearances throughout a 20-year profession, which incorporates spells with West Ham, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Aston Villa and most not too long ago Blackburn.
And the 36-year-old has admitted he’ll ‘in all probability’ dangle up his boots when his Rovers deal expires subsequent month.
Downing, who received 35 caps for England, advised Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “The chances are I’ll in all probability retire.
“My contract has ended at Blackburn. I had an excellent few years there, I wasn’t concerned as a lot final season.
“I re-signed in November, so I used to be getting on top of things and by the point I did, the season had petered out.
“After final season as a result of I wasn’t concerned within the first three or 4 months, I attempted to get my head round if this might be it.
“However I went again to Blackburn for one more six or seven months after which I believed, ‘I really feel good, I really feel match’.
“There comes a time when it’s important to decide. You’ve acquired to get enjoyment from soccer and if you happen to’re not enjoying, that’s an enormous factor for me.
“I wasn’t concerned as a lot as I might have preferred final season.
“If that’s the way in which it’s going to be going ahead, I’ll have a look at one thing new and name it a day as a result of it’s about enjoying and being concerned on the Saturday after coaching all week.
“I used to be disillusioned once I didn’t play final season, which is life, you get on with it. I’ve acquired a choice to make within the subsequent couple of weeks, however I’ll in all probability retire.”