Tuesday, 5 February 2008

David Beckham Expected To Be Left Out Of The England Squad

David Beckham and the LA Galaxy began training on Monday as the official opening to the new season.

With regards to England David Beckham says it would have been unfair for him to be called up for England's friendly against Switzerland this week.

The midfielder agreed with England coach Fabio Capello, who said last week that he did not include the former captain in his first squad because he had not played a competitive match since November.

Beckham's last match was for the LA Galaxy in December, but that was a friendly in New Zealand against Wellington Phoenix.

"I half expected it because I know what Fabio Capello is like as a manager," Beckham told Sky Sports TV. "If he thinks you're not fit and ready to play, then you won't be in the team. I totally respect that and totally understand that."

"There are a lot of Premiership players who have played 15 games in the last two months and I haven't played a game since December."

Beckham had been training with Arsenal in the hope of being called up for his 100th international appearance, but has instead returned to the United States for Major League Soccer's pre-season.

Beckham said his recent trips to Africa, for UNICEF, and Brazil, to open to a sports academy bearing his name, had not hurt his selection chances.

"I'd done everything I could to make myself available," Beckham said. "I worked hard for a month with Arsenal. I did go to Sierra Leone and Brazil, but those trips were only four days long and for the rest of the month I was training very hard."

"It's simply down to not playing any games."

With regards to his LA Galaxy aspirations David said, "To win something, that's what we've got to do. We have to get it right from the first game and carry it on all the way through the season."

You can see the video of David's interview with Sky Sports here.

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2 comments:

jdg6385 said...

Cool pics thanks as always FC.

Ryan said...

Woohoo I can't wait. I'm going to the home opener for LA against San Jose on April 3rd. :D