Giggs savouring Team GB role

09 July 2012 / 07:52

Team GB football captain Ryan Giggs has pledged to make the most of London 2012 as he thought his last chance of playing in a major tournament had long gone.

Despite having a long and successful career, London 2012 will be Giggs' first major tournament on the international stage. The 38-year-old failed to help Wales qualify for either the World Cup or European Championships before retiring from international football in 2007 so is intent to make the most of this summer.

"No, [I didn't think I would ever play in an international tournament]," he told Press Association Sport. "I didn't quite get to a major tournament with Wales, which will always remain a big disappointment. But it is great to be involved in the tournament environment - I've not experienced that before. I have only been here a day but I am really looking forward to it."