Schwarzer unsure of future

Mark Schwarzer believes he has done everything in his power to show that he deserves a new deal at Fulham.

Last Updated: 20/05/13 at 16:47 Post Comment

Mark Schwarzer: Not sure if he will still be at Fulham next season

Mark Schwarzer: Not sure if he will still be at Fulham next season

Mark Schwarzer believes he has done everything in his power to show that he deserves a new deal as he waits on a contract offer from Fulham.

The goalkeeper will be out of contract later in the summer and he admits it is not certain that he will be staying at Craven Cottage.

The 40-year-old's main concern is playing regularly so that he can be in contention for a World Cup place in 2014 if Australia qualify, and Martin Jol has previously admitted that he may not be guaranteed first-team football next season.

Schwarzer accepts that any decision will ultimately be made by the club, but he feels his performances have shown that he is still good enough for the Premier League.

He told Sky Sports News: "I can say now that I haven't had any official offer of a new contract. My contract obviously expires at the end of June and we'll see what happens from there.

"I just try and do my job, which I have done. Obviously the last game was yesterday and now I can fully focus on Australia and try and qualify for another World Cup."

Asked if he would look to remain in the Premier League if his time at Fulham does come to an end, Schwarzer indicated that he would be prepared to take such a step.

He said: "If that were the case I'd love to stay in England. I've played here for a long, long time but you would really have to look at what opportunities are out there of that is the case.

"I am still a Fulham player until the end of June and to stay in the Premier League would be great."

Schwarzer added: "There always comes a time when people make decisions, whether you agree with them or not, and you have to respect them.

"Nobody can be guaranteed a starting position but it is about intent and whether you are regarded as No.1 to begin with. That is what I am looking for. I love football and that is why I am still playing at the tender age of 40.

"It is up to the club and, as far as I am concerned, I think I have done everything I possibly can to show that I am more than capable of playing at this level and if the worst-case scenario does come that I have to leave, then I can always walk away with my head held high.

"It would be sad to move on but unfortunately in football and in life you do have to make choices."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

thefuldutch
F365's Season Predictions

N

othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

stevemelbourne
Now Are You Nervous, Louis?

I

n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

uncle monty
No Sign That Liverpool Will Lessen Attacking Intent

Footer 365

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants rival Petr Cech to stay

Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech, his rival for the Chelsea goalkeeper's jersey, to stay at the club.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams decision to send off Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger described Aaron Ramsey's dismissal as "unacceptable" after Arsenal picked up a 0-0 draw at Besiktas.

Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest go top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall

Nottingham Forest came from behind to replace Bournemouth at the top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property