Beckham doubts European return

29 September 2010 01:48
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham does not expect to return to Europe this season. Beckham, 35, has spent time on loan at AC Milan in each of the last two years in a bid to extend his England international career during the Major League Soccer off-season. The former England captain ruptured his Achilles tendon while in Serie A last season and has only just returned to competitive action with the Galaxy. When asked about a possible loan return to Europe this season, Beckham told FIFA's official website: "I don't think so. I'll never say never, but after my injury I need to really focus on getting my full fitness back. "Physically I need to get myself back in order after a very long time out of the game. I can't say for sure, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see." Meanwhile, Beckham has reaffirmed his desire to continue his 115-cap England career despite a recent suggestion from England coach Fabio Capello that he was now 'too old'. He added: "I want to continue to be available to play for England. That's all I can do. I am passionate about playing for my country and I have been for 15 years now. "Ever since I was a little kid all I ever wanted to do was to play for my country. "Whether the road is over or not, I don't really know, but I will continue to work hard to get my fitness right because that's the important bit at the moment. "Once I've done that, we'll know more."

Source: ESA