AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has dropped a retirement hint.
The veteran admits the end is nigh as far as his playing days are concerned.
â€śWeâ€™re almost at the end,â€ť he told Sportmediaset. â€śI donâ€™t want to be dragging myself around the pitch, so will evaluate my physical condition.
â€śI have received a great deal from football in my career and I want to end it on a high.â€ť
He will celebrate his 35th birthday on March 19 and started his Serie A career in 1993.
Nesta could well call it a day at the end of the current campaign, which sees Milan leading the Scudetto race.
â€śI think the Champions League will take away the strength Inter needed to keep up with us.
â€śWe made a mistake against Bari but, thankfully, so did they with Brescia, so the gap at the top remains the same. The derby will be decisive.â€ť