a nice piece of article came from sourcewire talking about becks future in england squad. the england manager assures becks that he can still play for england if he keeps up with much younger players. thank God he said something nice to mr beckham considering his attitude toward his country. go beckham....
Beckham still have international future for England: Capello
- Submitted by: Brite Media
- Tuesday, 05 August 2008
Fabio Capello has told David Beckham his international career can extend into his mid-thirties if he maintains his form for England during the World Cup qualifiers.
The former England skipper looked to have brought the curtain down on his international career following his lucrative move to America to play Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy.
But Beckham has showed he still has the appetite to compete at the highest level and has impressed Capello with his attitude both on and off the pitch.
Sir Trevor Brooking has forged a close relationship with the England coach over the past few months and has no doubts that Capello still sees Beckham as a crucial part of his plans to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
Brooking also played for England well into his thirties and believes Capello will keep picking Beckham if he maintains his current form.
Brooking, speaking at an event organised by England Team Sponsors Nationwide Building Society said: "I have played in my thirties and you don't get any slower as a player. If you have a bad game people say it's your age. You are not allowed to be off form and that is one of the things you have to live with.
"But I think Fabio has made it pretty clear to him [Beckham] and everyone else that if you are in the squad and you deliver, you will stay in.
"He will not be looking at your birth certificate or where you are playing - he will look at what you are delivering for him. That is all any manager can do.
"It was nice to see Becks reach 100 caps because he has given great service to England over the last few years. Over half of them were as captain and he had inspirational moments where he lifted the side."
courtesy of sourcewire