Beckham dreaming of Olympics

2011-11-02 20:38
David Beckham (File)

London - Former England captain David Beckham on Wednesday reiterated his desire to play in next year's Olympics, insisting he was still fit enough to deliver at the highest level of football.

Beckham, 36, told the BBC that playing for Great Britain in London was a "dream" and was adamant that he had no plans to hang up his boots after nearly 20 years as a professional footballer.

"We all dream about it and we all think about it," Beckham said when asked about the Olympics. "If it happens, I'll be honoured."

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is currently in the final year of his contract with MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

Although Galaxy have indicated a willingness to extend his contract, Beckham has also reportedly aroused interest from French side Paris Saint-Germain.

"At 36 years old, to still have that interest in me is an honour, I'm very flattered by that but right now I'm a Galaxy player and I will continue to be a Galaxy player until we win the league - the MLS Cup - and then we'll see," he said. "I haven't even sat down and thought about what my options are yet."

Beckham, meanwhile, insisted he was unfazed by critics who say he can no longer play at the top level.

"People have been saying I am too old for the last 10 or 15 years and I've still continued to play for my country," Beckham said.

"Right now, I feel fit and still love playing, so I'm not finishing yet... I think I'm going to know when to finish, but that's not yet.

"As long as I feel I can play at a high level, then I'll continue. Once that changes, I'm going to have to accept I need to stop."

Read more on:    london olympics  |  david beckham

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.