Friday, January 30, 2009

Capello impressed by Beckham (SOCCERNET.ESPN.GO.COM)

Obviously Becks made a headline after the game. unfortunately, his first goal at San Siro didn’t end the way we had wanted to. late goal from Genoa had put Milan in difficult position to catch Inter from going away with their Scudetto title. it means they have to put an extra work to win the remaining matches, if not Inter would walk away with the title once again. it will be the forth year to win the Scudetto for Inter if they had the ability to walk through challenges up ahead. however, nothing can be counted as worthless if their rivals are going to make this difficult for the league leaders by winning their matches especially at home. i am not a fan of AC Milan, however i would like to see other club winning the title. i have had enough seeing Inter’s captain lifted the cup over so many years. it’s time to see some other champions.

by the way, here’s an article from soccernet regarding Capello’s view on David Beckham after the match.


England boss Fabio Capello has confirmed he was impressed by David Beckham's latest performance for AC Milan.

However Capello insists he has not yet decided whether to include Beckham in his squad for the February 11 friendly against Spain in Seville.

Capello watched on as Beckham scored from a free-kick in Milan's draw against Genoa at the San Siro.

Beckham has played four matches for Milan, and scored twice, since joining on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Capello had welcomed Beckham's move to Milan, which ensured he remained active during the Major League Soccer off-season.

He could hand him a 108th cap in the match against Spain, which would see the former Manchester United midfielder match Bobby Moore's record number of appearances for an outfield England player.

Capello said: ''I must still decide, however I was happy with Beckham's performance yesterday. He seemed to be making progress from the previous games.''

Speaking at an awards event this evening in Milan, and quoted by Corriere dello Sport's website, Capello said: ''I was at the San Siro yesterday to check his performance and before that I had sent my assistants. He seems well integrated in the Milan team.''

Capello brushed aside the question of whether Beckham would be included in his squad for next year's World Cup in South Africa.

He said: ''We must qualify first, then I will think about who to select.''

Tonight it was reported by Sky Sports News that Beckham is registered with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) until the end of June, meaning Milan would not need special dispensation to keep him beyond March 9, the date of his scheduled return to LA Galaxy, in the event of him seeking an extended stay.

However LA Galaxy are confident Beckham will return to the United States at the end of his two-month loan with Milan.

Milan head coach Carlo Ancelotti has offered plenty of praise for Beckham since his arrival but has stressed the 33-year-old must make the decision on where he wants to spend the rest of his club career.

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