Robbie Keane has told talkSPORT he didn’t join LA Galaxy ‘for a holiday’ and insists he can still play at a top level for the next five years.
The 31-year-old, the Republic of Ireland's all-time leading goalscorer, surprised many when he left Tottenham last month to join David Beckham at the MLS club after snubbing offers to stay in England.
Keane, however, does not see it as a backward step and is convinced he will continue to star on the international stage for years to come.
He told Keys and Gray: “I’ve had 12 great years in the Premiership and enjoyed every moment of it. It’s a league that you want to play in and be a part of.
"I’m lucky I’ve got a history now of playing in the Premiership and scoring goals there but there comes a point in your life when some opportunities come that you wouldn’t expect and this was one of those.
“For the last five or six years I’ve been spending a lot of time in America on holidays and really enjoyed the place and the culture.
"I’m not finished. I’m not going there for a holiday, I’m going there to play football and I still think I’ve got another five years left in me.”