David Beckham might be struggling to claw himself back into the England set-up but the 31-year old LA Galaxy midfielder is confident that he can win his 100th cap for his nation against France in an international friendly later this month.
Becks was dropped by new England head coach Fabio Capello for last month’s friendly against Switzerland in spite of the fact that Goldenballs was training with Arsenal last month.
But Becks is certain that he will play for England this month:
Fitness-wise, I’ll be perfect.
But it’s about performing and hopefully I’ll do that.
That’s what Capello said to me.
I knew that from the conversation I had with him.
He said that once I’m back playing and if I’m fit and playing well enough, then he’ll pick me.
With the first game after he took charge, I hadn’t played any games and he explained that to me.
I’ve played three games so far now and got through them all.
I believe I can play for my country for a good few more years yet. I believe that I can still play at that level.
The standard is slightly different in the US but it’s not as low as everybody thinks.
We’ve got some very good teams and very good players and we play some really good football so we’ll just have to wait and see.
But I believe I can play for my country for a good few years.
Well, maybe Capello wouldn’t like to keep Beckham in his plans for too long. He has already hinted at his wish to watch more and more England youngsters crop up and this is clear indicator that he wants to commence on a new era minus the old guards.