Schwarzer says he deserves new Fulham contract

21 May 2013 04:17

Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer feels he has done enough to deserve a new contract at Fulham, and if the London club fails to deliver he will consider offers from other Premier League sides.

The 40-year-old veteran was in fine form this season, but is out of contract next month and says he has yet to be offered a new one.

"I can say now that I haven't had any official offer of a new contract. My contract obviously expires at the end of June and we'll see what happens from there," Fox Sports Australia quoted him as saying Tuesday.

"Nobody can be guaranteed a starting position but it is about intent and whether you are regarded as No.1 to begin with. That is what I am looking for. I love football and that is why I am still playing at the tender age of 40."

Schwarzer is keen to continue playing at the top level to remain in contention for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, should Australia qualify. If Fulham let him go he indicated he would look for another Premier League club.

"If that were the case I'd love to stay in England. I've played here for a long, long time but you would really have to look at what opportunities are out there if that is the case," he said.

"I am still a Fulham player until the end of June and to stay in the Premier League would be great.

"It is up to the club and, as far as I am concerned, I think I have done everything I possibly can to show that I am more than capable of playing at this level and if the worst-case scenario does come that I have to leave, then I can always walk away with my head held high."

Source: AFP