Quarterback Tom Brady says he still has the fire and is fit enough to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the top of the NFL, two reasons behind his about-face in recent months.
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In an interview delivered to the ESPN network on Monday, the athlete who will celebrate his 45th birthday on August 3 is confident in his abilities and wants to excel in a formation he led to the Super Bowl title during the 2020 season. Above all, he wants to have fun while playing.
“I knew my body could still accomplish what it needs to. Obviously, I still have the love for this sport and I believe that I will keep it for good, he declared. I believe I can do it physically. There was still a place for me on the pitch.”
Then, the mental aspect is far from representing a problem for Brady, hungrier than ever. He didn’t want to bow out with a second-round loss to the Los Angeles Rams in early 2022.
“I like the competition on the playing surface. Last season the end was a little bitter and we had to make several corrections to try to improve and put ourselves in a position to be successful,” he said. -He underlines.
Admittedly, the number 12 recognizes that he would like to spend more time with his family, but his desire to win seems to have had the upper hand, prompting him to postpone the time of retirement he had initially announced in early February. However, he knows that sooner or later he will have to devote more hours to his loved ones.
“I know I don’t have much left, I really know that. I am at the end of my career. I would like to be here forever, but it’s impossible and football is becoming too risky these days. My kids are getting older and it’s getting harder and harder to miss these things, he said. However, I wanted to give my teammates and myself, as well as our organization, another incredible opportunity to accomplish a feat of arms of which we could be proud.