The Three Lions' captain said: "I can't see myself stepping down from England, I don't think so, no.
"A lot of the players I have played with over the last 10 years have - Steven, Frank, Ashley, Rio Ferdinand, they have all retired from internationals.
"But I actually spoke to my wife about it. I said it's mad how all the players are retiring.
"When you get to a certain age, you almost feel like you have to do it to extend your club career.
"Coleen was actually very good. She was the one who said to me, 'It's a short career, you have plenty of time to have your time off with us as a family when you finish playing and you will regret it if you do retire'.
"I obviously thought, 'Yes I would'. Football is what I love doing. I love playing for my country so I would regret it. That's why I don't think I ever would walk away. I've always said I understand that football is a short career and you're retired a long time. I can say this now and you never know in the future."
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