Vishwanath Anand-Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen defended his title after winning the 2014 World Chess Championship Getty

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has claimed it is still too soon to think about beating Garry Kasparov's record – who was the world number one for 19 years in a row.

Carlsen, 23, defended the world championship title on Sunday 23 November after beating Viswanathan Anand at the Main Media Center in Sochi.

But when questioned about his next targets and whether he can beat Kasparov's record during an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Carlsen was cautious.

He said: "It's very difficult. If in 10 years I'm still the champion, I'll think on it. For now, I want to renew my world championship titles in rapid and blitz [June 2015] and achieve better results than what I got this year in tournaments due to my focus in the World Chess Championship."

After Anan resigned in the 11th round on Sunday to give him second world championship in a row, Carlsen suggested the Indian chess Grandmaster's best years are over.

He said: "Anand has been a very strong player, a great champion, no doubt, but he is about to turn 45.

"His nervous system is weaker than before, and that was one of the deciding factors [in my victory]".