Michael Owen 'overwhelmed' by reaction to his retirement

Former England striker Michael Owen says his decision to retire at the end of this season was "very tough" to make.

Owen, who scored 40 goals in 89 internationals, played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United, and is now at Stoke.

The 33-year-old says the response to his decision has been "very touching" but he is looking forward to a "new chapter" in his life.

Watch the full Michael Owen interview on Football Focus on BBC One at 12:15 GMT on Saturday.