He admitted: "After the tournament (Euro 2012) at 32 it crosses your mind 'do you stop playing and give up.'
"But for me, I'm not a quitter, I'm a fighter and if you stay in there and keep fighting, success can happen.
"The young players are one of the main reasons I want to stick around. You talk about Wilshere, Zaha, Sterling, and I can go on and name many more.
"With these young players, and how good they are, they can help me achieve that success."