Zenden, 34, said: 'The issue is how much a part I have to play.
'I've played quite a lot this season but some of the appearances have been for the last five minutes, which is not so nice.
'I don't just want to be here to be here, I want to be important as well. I'm having a good time. I don't feel old. I still feel like one of the boys.'
Undecided: Zenden (left) has yet to make a decision regarding his Sunderland future
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