Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy believes the injuries that have blighted his career could force him to quit the game in the next two years.
“I know there are not four or five years ahead of me with the injuries I have had,” Bellamy told the Manchester Evening News. “Maybe I have got one or two years at the most. It will be all over before I know it, so I am just enjoying it.”
Bellamy has scored five goals this season and is enjoying playing under former Wales manager Mark Hughes at Eastlands.
He said: “Everything at Manchester City has gone well for me from start to finish. It is so professional here. The manager is clever – he doesn’t want to give any of the players reason to moan. He makes sure the only thing you have to concentrate on is football.
“The last few months have given me a huge sense of pride,” Bellamy said. “I think people have seen what I am as a player now.”
“I’ve always got goals in my career, but am I a one-goal-in- two-games player? No, I’m not, but my career has been one-in-three, which isn’t too bad.”