Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Manchester City star Bellamy admits quit fears

Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy fears he may only have two years left in his career.

Bellamy, 30, has been dogged by injuries, mainly a knee problem, and feels the end could be on the horizon.

He is currently suffering from a groin problem that saw him miss Wales' victory against Scotland at the weekend.

Bellamy said last night: “I know there are not four or five years ahead of me with the injuries I have had.

“Maybe I have got one or two years at the most. It will be all over before I know it, so I am just enjoying it.”

Bellamy has scored five goals this season and is relishing playing under manager Mark Hughes.

He said: “Everything at Manchester City has gone well for me from start to finish.

“It is so professional here. The manager is clever — he doesn't want to give any of the players reason to moan.

“He makes sure the only thing you have to concentrate in is football.”

Hughes expects Gareth Barry to shrug off a groin problem and face Liverpool on Saturday.

Barry suffered some discomfort following England's defeat by Brazil in a friendly last week.

Hughes said: “Gareth came back from the international with a little bit of soreness but it should not be a problem for the weekend.”

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