By Alan Duffy
He may be well and truly into the autumnal phase of his career, however, at 36-years-old, David Beckham still has a craving for footie – with a place in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB side at the Olympics top of his to-do list.
The former Man Utd and Real Madrid superstar, who has just signed a new two-year deal with LA Galaxy said:
“Hopefully I’ll be involved in the Olympics. Obviously I want to be part of the GB team. I know how exciting it is for our country and our nation to have the Olympics in the East End of London, especially for me growing up there.”
“As long as I’m fit, healthy and in-form hopefully I have a chance of making the team. I’ve had conversations with Stuart Pearce but as for being captain, or even selected, that’s not been decided yet.”
“I’d love to be captain. I’ve been captain a few times for my country before and to lead them into the Olympics would be special for any player.”
Beckham is apparently one of 184 players who have indicated to The FA that they want to play at London 2012, but the fact that the sporting icon was a key member of the team that actually secured the Olympics for London is sure to weigh heavily in his favour. However, wouldn’t it be better for Pearce to build a more youthful Team GB?
Interestingly, on speaking about his new MLS contract, Beckham said that a couple of Premier League teams had been after his signature. Surely Sir Alex wasn’t hoping to partner Beckham with Scholes and Giggs in the United midfield, was he!?