Everton's Tim Howard targets place at 2018 World Cup

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has revealed his ambitious plans for the future.

At the age of 35 many players would have turned their thoughts towards retirement, but Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is still going strong. 

The Toffees number one is heading into the twilight of his career, but he is showing no signs of intent to hang up his boots any time soon. 

Indeed, the American international stopper is hoping to represent his country again at the World Cup in 2018, such is his long-term ambition. 

"I’m going to take care of myself. Keep working hard," Howard writes in his new book 'The Keeper'. "Maybe, if all goes well, I’ll have one more World Cup in me. Maybe there will be a chance to take the US to the quarter-finals."

At this summer's World Cup, Howard was a stand-out performer, but he has recently decided to take a year's break from playing for his national team. 

However, he clearly has a desire to re-join Jurgen Klinsmann's international set-up in the future, and to hear the custodian talking about his plans four years down the line is sure to please Roberto Martinez. 

Howard is a key performer for Everton and has monopolised their number one shirt for a number of seasons now. 

A commanding presence and a talented shot-stopper, Howard has made 368 appearances for the Merseyside club since joining in 2006. 

This season his form has not matched his usual standards, but he will be hoping to play a big part in Martinez's men's season as they chase a place in the top six. 

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