Socceroos star Harry Kewell has shrugged off suggestions he might be about to retire.
The 33-year-old has been without a club since moving back to the UK last month. And he says he's happy to be patient before securing a new deal.
Kewell said: "Everyone has asked me, 'what are you doing' and all this and that and the thing is, when does an athlete ever realise it's time to pack it in?
"If they truly love a sport, they will keep going until, I don't know, they are 50 I suppose.
"I still feel confident. I still feel I've got another two or three years at a very high level and we just have to wait and see."
The striker has been linked with clubs including Blackburn and Middlesbrough.
He said: "At the moment, things are - we are talking. And we just have to sort out a few things but I'm open to a lot of suggestions at the moment.
"Everyone is in pre-season now and you do want to be part of that.
"My fitness is fine. I think I proved that last time I was with the Australian team and Holger (Osieck) actually turned around and said he was impressed with it."
Kewell said he was missing Melbourne and he looked back fondly at his one-year stint with the Victory.
"Everywhere I have gone and played, I have had fans that have appreciated me and I really appreciate that, and they (Victory fans) made me feel really at home," he said.
Meanwhile, the Socceross are 201.00 to win the 2014 World Cup.
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