Aaron Lennon is not running out of gas just yet. The English winger is still hungry and he wants to play more and more matches.
Lennon is not the oldest football player in the world right now. In fact, he is only 27, but, it seems he has been around forever and that’s because he had made his debut at a very small age.
Lennon was only 16-year old when he had featured for the first time in the English top division for his boyhood club Leeds United.
He has not looked back since then and recently, he completed his 400 games at the senior level which is certainly some achievement especially for a player who is only in his high twenties.
Lennon finds it hard to believe the fact that it’s been 11 years since his debut.
Talking to a website the previous evening, the Spurs player said, “Time’s just flown by. It’s unbelievable.”
When asked if he knows he has got his games’ count to four hundred, Lennon said, “No one counts the no. of matches that he plays, but, people do let you know when you reach some kind of landmark. I was told yesterday that it was my four hundredth game and I am really proud of it. To be able to feature so many times at such a high level, it’s really fantastic.”
“The first time that I had stepped on to the field to play for the Three Lions, it was memorable and then, thankfully, I had the privilege to play in World Cup. Also, I have to mention my first appearance in Leeds’ jersey. That was pretty special too.”
During his 9 years at White Hart Lane, Lennon has been a regular most of the times. This season though, he has played only 4 games so far.