CELTIC skipper Scott Brown admits he knows it will be time to call a halt to his medal-laden career – when his “legs fall off”.
The 34-year-old midfield dynamo has won nine Premiership titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups, one with Hibs, his former club he left for the Hoops in a Scottish transfer record fee of £4.4million in 2007.
With eight league games remaining, the eight-in-a-row champions are 13 points ahead in pursuit of the 51st title in the club’s history and everyone at the club fully expects the Hoops to be awarded the championship if the coronavirus pandemic virus wipes out the rest of the campaign.
There are NO precedents for this situation regarding the race to be crowned Scotland’s rightful flag winners, as CQN pointed out yesterday.
RELAXED…Scott Brown during the Sky Sports News interview at Lennoxtown training centre.
Brown is focusing on maintaining his own fitness levels as players remain in limbo and reckons he is in peak condition.
The former Scotland international captain, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “Everyone keeps mentioning I’m getting older and older, but I’m enjoying the challenge.
“I still manage to keep up with the rest of them, so I think for me it’s about trying to keep my fitness levels as high as I possibly can and just trying to keep ticking out the games as long as I can.
“One day I think my legs will fall off. I reckon that’ll be the end of me. I’ll be chasing somebody down the line and I’ll just be realising that this is time to call it a day.
“But for now, I think I’m probably as fit as I have been. I’ve managed to keep the fitness levels for the last three or four years at that maximum level and, as long as I can keep turning out results and we keep winning games, I’m available for selection.”