Beckham wants to play until he turns 50March 27th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Ace English midfielder David Beckham has blown away all talk of international retirement by declaring that he wants to play until he turns 50.
Former England skipper Beckham is expected to win his 109th cap in the friendly against Slovakia at Wembley, breaking Bobby Moore’s record for an outfield player.
“I’d love to go to the World Cup and be involved in every squad that gets picked up to that time. I don’t think I’d ever retire.”
Beckham, chasing goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s 125-cap record, has been rejuvenated since his loan move to AC Milan from US outfit LA Galaxy.
The Sun quoted him as saying even if England wins the World Cup next year; he would not call it a day.
“Even if I’m not picked in a particular squad, I always want to be available while I’m still playing,” Beckham said.
When it was put to Beckham that he could not play on until he was 50, he said: “You never know. I don’t want people wondering why I’m still playing. But I’d like that option to still be be involved in a squad one day and, if that happens when I’m 45, I’d take it.”
“I’m passionate about playing for my country. I’ve still got that work-rate there, I’ve shown that with Milan and have played in every game so far,” he added. (ANI)
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