Peter Crouch brought up his century of goals almost 15 years on from opening his account. (Source: vetembaste)
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch dismissed talks of retirement and said there is still a lot more to come after he scored his 100th Premier League goal during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Everton.
The 36-year-old brought up his century of goals almost 15 years on from opening his account for Aston Villa against Newcastle Untied in April 2002 with a simple finish early in the first half at the bet365 Stadium.
“I’m really pleased. I wasn’t on 99 for that long so it was nice to get it out of the way. It was a proud moment for myself, I look along that list of players and I’m very proud and privileged to be among them,” Crouch told British media.
The much-travelled striker became the 26th player to have scored 100 goals in England’s top flight.
“I still feel good, fit and like I can have an impact at this level,” said Crouch, who signed a new contract last month.
“Hopefully I’ll continue to keep scoring goals. I’ve signed a new deal recently, so the manager (Mark Hughes) feels that I can continue to play.
“I know I can play at this level for a number of years yet. I’ve never relied on pace, I know the manager played until he was about 40, and I believe I can do the same.”
Stoke, who are ninth in the table, travel to face eighth-placed West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
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