Karpin won't carry on
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Sociedad midfielder Valery Karpin insists he will definitely retire in the summer.Real Sociedad midfielder Valery Karpin insists he will definitely be calling time on his career at the end of the season.
The veteran Estonian, 36, has been a regular for Sociedad this term after agonising over whether to retire or not last summer.
However, he is adamant that there is no chance he will be persuaded to prolong his career again at the end of this campaign, despite his consistency this term.
"I have it absolutely clear that I am retiring and nobody will convince me otherwise," Karpin stated.
"Younger boys should be playing, and now is the time for them to play."