Veteran AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf brushed off talk of retirement today as he was presented with a Dutch Knighthood.
The 35-year-old is one of the most decorated players in the history of the game and the only one to have won the UEFA Champions League crown with three different clubs, including twice with Milan.
And on the brink of landing his fifth league title, and second in Italy, Seedorf insists he has no intention of hanging up his boots.
"In my job the important things are motivation and your physical conditon and as long as I still have those, I'm not setting myself limits," he said from the Rome residence of the Dutch ambassador to Italy.
Milan president and Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was present at the award ceremony and he even joked about the Surinam-born player: "He'll play on until he's 52."
Seedorf has been linked recently with a move to Brazil next season with Flamengo reportedly interested in signing him.