Harry Kane says he is hoping to be in top shape for another "eight or nine years" and wants to spearhead England's attempt to win the European Championship on home soil in 2028.
He will be a month shy of his 35th birthday when the 2028 Euros kick off, said it would be a "dream come true" to win the tournament having lost the 2020 final to Italy at Wembley.
"The perception in sport or football is that you hit 30 and people start to think it's the end," the Bayern Munich striker said after the UK and Ireland were named Euros hosts on Tuesday.
"But the way I am looking at it is that I almost have the second half of my career now.
"I've had nine or 10 years at the highest level and I'm hoping for another eight or nine years.
"With recovery, sports science and the way the game has adapted, it has allowed players to play for longer," added Kane, who turned 30 in July.
"When you look at a lot of the top-level players – Ronaldo, Messi, [Robert] Lewandowski, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic – they have almost got better as they hit 30," he added.
"Everything is maybe settled in your personal life, family, kids. You are comfortable with your body and you are comfortable mentally, where you are at. That just allows you to focus on the football."
England face Australia in a friendly at Wembley on Friday before resuming their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign against Italy on October 17.
Gareth Southgate's side sit top of Group C after five games on 13 points.
Italy, Ukraine and North Macedonia are all level on seven points with Malta propping up the group on zero points.