Caps landmark pleases Becks
29 Mar 2009 - 09:51:04
David Beckham was a happy man after breaking Bobby Moore's record of 108 caps as an outfield player in England's 4-0 win over Slovakia at Wembley.
Thirty-three-year-old Beckham won his 109th cap on Saturday, although he is still 16 appearances short of Peter Shilton's England national team record.
Beckham told BBC Sport: "Obviously it is a very special occasion for myself, to reach this amount of caps and to be up there just above Bobby Moore.
"I am very proud of that, but the most important thing was the way we played and the performance we put in.
"Overall, it's a good night for myself but a better night for the team.
"Everybody wants to start for England. If I start, then I start, if I don't, then I'm part of a good team going forward.
"The target is just to play, be involved in every game possible. I have already said I'd love to play in another World Cup - or two - but we will have to wait and see.
"That is a long way away at the moment."
England skipper John Terry added his own tribute to Beckham, saying: "He comes on and always makes the difference, that is the quality he brings to the squad.
"David has determination and fight and can go on forever. He has given the manager food for thought that is for sure."