Melbourne’s Muscat indicates he may play on

Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has given the strongest indication that he may play on after his current contract expires.
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Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has given the strongest indication that he may play on after his current contract expires.

The 36-year old, who played his 500th league match against Sydney FC at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, has a two-year assistant coaching deal with the club when his playing contract is up in mid-2010 but says he could go on beyond that, saying his latest achievement probably won’t sink in until he has retired in a few years.

"I'll take a lot away from today, but probably not now, maybe when I'm retired in a few years to come," Muscat said.

Muscat admitted that he was affected more by reaching the milestone of 500 games than he thought he would be and was disappointed not to get a win although he praised his teammates for giving everything they had.

"I'm glad it's over to be honest. I didn't think I'd get emotionally caught up in the whole week, but to be honest, it probably drained me a little bit,” he added.

"I could sense a burning desire from the boys to get a result and unfortunately it didn't happen, but it was not for want of trying."