Alessandro Nesta has clarified his plans for the future, insisting he is not ready to retire at the end of the season, just a month after claiming he would quit soon at Milan.
The 35-year-old centre-back said he was in no mood to vacate the dressing room at Milanello when his deal expires at season's end and hopes to carry on playing into next season, but knows the inevitable will catch up with him.
"I never said I wanted to retire at the end of term," he told Milan Channel.
"I was asked at which stage of my career I was in, and I said the end was near, but I hope to play more even though I may not be able to play every game.
"I am satisfied this year as I have played many games, even though it has not been every three days."
And he backed up his hopes not to surrender soon.
"We will see what happens. I am always at the disposal of the club and I will put everything into it until one day I retire, but not at the end of this season," he said.