BRUNO ALVES believes he is arriving at Rangers at the top of his game, and reckons he has so much more to offer despite being aged 35.
Fresh from helping Portugal to third place in the Confederations Cup, Alves was asked if he sees himself finishing his career at Ibrox at this afternoon’s press conference.
He refused to rule that either in or out, but reckons he still has many years left in the tank.
He explained: “I still feel good and still feel fit. I have signed for two years and in football, you just never know what is going to happen.
“I was in Italy last year and I thought I would be there for longer. I was then given the chance to move here and at this moment I’m just taking it day by day and will wait to see how well we will do this season and keep moving forward.
“I have new goals in my life and in my career. I still feel good and I am still in the Portuguese national team. I have been playing for so many years in football, but I feel at my best and feel good in my body, and with all the years of learning I have, that tells me to keep going.”
Alves only joined up with his teammates this week after enjoying a short break following his international duty with Portugal.
Even during that, his thoughts were only on Rangers and now he just can’t wait to get going.
He added: “I had two weeks’ vacation, which was not so long, but before I signed for Rangers, I spoke with the manager and told him even if I didn’t have my vacation I would still come because I was really excited about my commitment to the coach and the team to come here to join and try to help.
“I am looking forward to putting the jersey on and to playing and giving my best for what I believe. It has always been like that in the past – you want to give your best to the team and if you do that, you get good things for you. I will always give my best and show what I am capable of doing.”