Distin not ready to reflect on Premier League record

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2015 2:33 - Ian Watson

Sylvain Distin: Leaving Dean Court

Sylvain Distin is proud to have claimed a Premier League record on Saturday but the Bournemouth defender says he will reflect more on the achievement when he retires. 

The veteran centre-half made his 450th Premier League start at Swansea which is a record for a non-English outfield player.

Distin has represented Newcastle, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Everton in a 14-year career in the Premier League, but the 37-year-old insists he is too focused on helping Bournemouth stave off the threat of relegation to worry about individual records.

Speaking to the club’s website, Distin said: “I didn’t know, I am not counting. I am not that kind of player, I found out by accident on Twitter about two days ago, but I didn’t want to think too much about it. You have to play first.

“Of course I am proud of the achievement, but I don’t want to think about it too much. It’s not over – I am carrying on playing and looking forward to the next game.

“I am sure that once I eventually finish I will look back on this moment much more.”

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