The age of 30 is still a very young age, but not in football and it appears that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is more aware of that than most.
“Footballer or not, after 30 is a big part of your life,” France international Koscielny said.
“For a footballer it is important as you are closer to the end of your career than you are to the start.
“But, I feel like a young man – I’m nearly 30 but my body is ready to play more games, just the age has changed.
“I try to work hard and to be ready for training and the games and when you are older you need to work harder in training before the session and after.”