Schwarzer plans to play on

Keeper has ambitions to play until 2014

Mark Schwarzer: Planning to play on until 2014 with Fulham and Australia

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Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has revealed he wants to play on at least for a further two seasons.

The 39-year-old recently agreed a new deal to keep him at Craven Cottage until 2013, but the Australian wants to play on for even longer.

The former Middlesbrough custodian says he is "living the dream" with Fulham and he has set his sights on playing for Australia at the 2014 World Cup.


"It's great, I am living the dream," admitted Schwarzer. "I am playing football at the highest level and I am almost 40 years old.

"There are not too many of us that can say that so I am still playing because I love playing.

"As long as you love playing and you're still good enough to play at this level then I want to continue.

"I still have ambitions to go and represent Australia in another World Cup in 2014, that is my ultimate goal and I am working towards it."

Schwarzer helped Fulham to a 2-1 win over Stoke on Saturday and the keeper was happy with his side's performance.

"I thought the performance was pretty good," added Schwarzer.

"If you look at the possession - while I don't know exactly what it was - it was pretty much in our favour for most of the game.


"I thought if anything we were a little bit disappointed in the end that we still gave Stoke an opportunity to get back into the game because of the chances we created and the way we played football.

"I think we deserved to have the game out of their reach a lot sooner.

"That wasn't to be and you can never knock their determination and fighting spirit.

"You know if Stoke get a sniff they can get back in the game, you know you're going to be into a real fight to hold on to that lead."