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Liverpool attacker Bellamy not desperate for Carling Cup winner's medal

Liverpool attacker Craig Bellamy insists he doesn't judge his career on medals won.

The 32-year-old should be fit to face hometown club Cardiff City at Wembley on Sunday when he will look to add a Carling Cup medal to the Charity Shield and Scottish Cup already in his collection.

But Bellamy told reporters at Anfield: "I've enjoyed my career. Is my career defined by trophies? No, not at all, and it never will be. I just set out and try and win every game I can, and if I win trophies, great.

"I am very fortunate to have played football. I've achieved more than I could have ever set out to. You said about the Scottish Cup but I don't even know where that medal is.

"I've just felt so relaxed going about my football this season. I've tried to enjoy it as much as I can because this won't be around forever. I'm very fortunate to have realised this while I'm still playing.

"I just take every day as it comes. You might think you have to win trophies and I'm a failure if I don't - no, far from it. I've gone with that attitude over the last few months and it's amazing how I manage to get into a final thinking like that."

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