Los Angeles (US), Nov.19: David Beckham is refusing to give up his England dream despite being ruled out of Euro 2012 by national team coach Fabio Capello.
The LA Galaxy ace is hoping to change Capello’s mind for a third time while admitting he is desperate to star for Britain at the Olympics.
Beckham has previously been selected by Capello – after initially being snubbed – for both Real Madrid and England.
The Sun quoted Beckham, who is preparing for tomorrow’s MLS Cup final against Houston Dynamo, as saying: “I didn’t realise he had said that. But I will always want to play for my country, no matter what age I am. Even when I’m 50 I’ll probably still be looking to be selected.”
He added: “That’s why I’ve never retired from England. I kind of feel that if I’m playing well enough and if I’m needed at any point, then who knows?
“But to be honest we’ve got so many great young players coming through now in our country and it’s great to see,” Beckham said.
“So yes, I do want to be part of the GB team. I am very patriotic. I would love to be part of the team but if not, I will be a fan taking children to the Olympics,” he said. (ANI)