Becks not driven by record
26 Mar 2009 - 15:10:08
David Beckham claims he has not set his sights on passing Peter Shilton's record as the most capped England player of all time.
Beckham, 33, will break Bobby Moore's record for an outfield player if he features in the friendly against Slovakia at Wembley on Saturday on the following Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.
The former captain is currently on 108 caps - 17 appearances shy of goalkeeper Shilton's record - but Beckham is refusing to look too far into the future.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder has resurrected his international career following his loan move from LA Galaxy to AC Milan this year.
"I am not looking at that record (Shilton's) at all at the moment," said Beckham.
"I take each game as it comes as I know how quickly it can change.
"Obviously, being at AC Milan now gives me more of a chance to be at that higher level to play at international level which is always important. But we'll see. I'm enjoying being with the squad at the moment and hopefully it continues."
Meanwhile, Beckham has conceded his loan spell in Italy which has been endorsed by England coach Fabio Capello has boosted his chances of still being on the international scene for the 2010 World Cup.
He added: "I think it's improved my fitness more than anything else.
"I said when I first arrived in Dubai with Milan my body fat was 13.7 and now it's 8.5, so I think it was more about the fitness side than anything else. But I had to adjust my game to the Italian game as well."