Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has revealed his intention to keep playing for the club until 2014.
The 31-year-old Brazil international has suffered several niggling injuries this season.
He has also been linked with a move away from Inter amid speculation that Bologna's Emiliano Viviano is already lined up as his replacement.
Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cesar was asked to explain what it's like to be on the sidelines.
"Boredom," he said. "Therapy, always the same exercises, training away from the squad with no balls. It's terrible for me. My life has always been the opposite of boredom. And then you end up doing strange things.
"During the warm up on Sunday before Inter-Palermo, I was talking to my muscles. 'Cursed things, don't make any jokes, eh?' I shouldn't have played. I came back too early because Luca Castellazzi was injured and when things go this way some wicked thoughts come to you."
Asked whether he will still be at Inter when his contract expires in 2014, Cesar replied: "Exactly, I don't see why I should change. For me Viviano's arrival wouldn't change anything."
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