Schwarzer wants two more years

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Mark Schwarzer of Fulham looks on as snow falls during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on February 4, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Mark Schwarzer has admitted that he'd like to carry on playing football at the top level for at least another two seasons.

The Australian goalkeeper signed a new deal with Fulham until 2013, thus keeping the in-form David Stockdale out of the side for at least another year. Stockdale, Schwarzer's understudy, has proven himself a strong candidate for the number one spot in the former Middlesbrough stopper's injury induced absence, but the 39 year-old remains resolute and his damningly consistent performances continue to keep Stockdale at arms length.

Now though, his goalkeeping monopoly could carry on yet further.

"It's great, I am living the dream," Schwarzer said of his reign as Fulham's first choice.

"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."

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