Todd Goldstein is eyeing off no less than 300 video games with a North Melbourne group he’s adamant could possibly be particular within the coming years after ticking off the 250 recreation milestone this week.
The Kangaroos ruckman turned down provides from no less than two different golf equipment final yr to re-sign at Arden Avenue till the top of 2022, when he’ll be 34, however doesn’t see that as the top simply but.
North Melbourne have been ravaged by damage in 2020 and after two wins to open the season have registered only one victory up to now 13 video games with video games in opposition to Fremantle and West Coast to come back.
However Goldstein, simply the 11th Kangaroo to get to 250 video games, mentioned there was sufficient younger expertise on the membership to present him confidence a bump up the ladder might come rapidly.
“I believe we confirmed actually on after we had near our full praise of gamers that we had been proper up within the combine. I don’t see why that received’t be the case subsequent yr,” he mentioned on Wednesday.
“The expansion and duty some guys have needed to shoulder this yr will hopefully maintain them in good stead. I’m actually assured within the group we’ve bought.
Goldstein, an All-Australian and membership greatest and fairest in 2015, is working his means by a regulation diploma to remove the “stress of what’s subsequent”.
However that doesn’t imply the 31-year-old isn’t planning on taking part in for so long as doable, together with extending his profession past his present contract.
He’d greater than probably want no less than yet one more yr past that to crack that 300 recreation mark, except the Kangas play a number of finals within the subsequent two seasons.
“I’d wish to play for so long as I can and I really feel the best way my physique’s going, the best way my thoughts is, there’s no cause I can’t go on submit this contract,” Goldstein mentioned.
“I’d like to get to 300 video games, be the sixth North Melbourne participant to do this. You by no means fairly know what’s across the nook.
“I’m not budgeting only for the subsequent two to 3 years. I’d wish to play for 3, 4 or 5.
“Mentally I’m feeling nearly as good as I’ve, bodily I’m feeling actually good, so there’s no cause why I can’t proceed on.
“Already I’m beginning to consider what my low season seems like, how I’m going to coach and get higher.
“I do know the place I began, how far I’ve needed to come to get to the purpose I’m at now.
“To have achieved what I’ve, and to really feel like I’ve nonetheless bought so much left within the tank, it fills me with pleasure.”