West Bromwich Albion midfielder Steven Reid says he can add the steel needed to beat the drop.
Reid is proud to have just turned 30 and to be still playing in the Premier League.
â€śIâ€™ve managed to claw myself to 30 which is great for me,â€ť he told the Sunday Mercury.
â€śItâ€™s a landmark, if you like, getting to 30 and still playing in the Premier League, so Iâ€™m obviously proud of that. I hope Iâ€™ve got another couple of years left at that level too â€“ and hopefully with West Brom.
â€śTo be honest I feel like Iâ€™ve been playing for longer than I have.
â€śObviously I need to look after myself a bit better now but I still love getting stuck in and I love the physical side of the game as well.
â€śI donâ€™t mind a tackle because the Premier League is not just about technical players, itâ€™s about physical players as well and youâ€™ve got to be able to deal with that.
â€śPlaying at the clubs Iâ€™ve been involved at, and starting at Millwall, itâ€™s been part and parcel of my football.
â€śI think at Millwall they would rather see a player with 100 per-cent passion and someone mixing it rather than a technical player.