Monday, January 07, 2008

Sven Urges Fabio to Give Becks Another Cap

Sven-Goran Eriksson has urged Fabio Capello to pick David Beckham next month to allow the midfielder to reach a century of caps for England.

Beckham was Eriksson's captain for his five-and-a-half year reign then lost his place under Steve McClaren - but he earned a recall and is on 99 caps.

Capello starts work as England boss this week, and Eriksson said: "I have a message to Capello. He has to pick David at least once."

Beckham was honoured at a gala evening in central London tonight for the Football Writers' Association, where he gave a speech thanking Eriksson and the other figures in football who played a part in his success.

The LA Galaxy midfielder also revealed how deep his trust is with former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville, one of three people he considers as his best friends.

"They are the three that I would trust with my wife naked," he said. "That's how good they are as friends."

Beckham earlier signalled his determination to get match fit for Capello's first match in charge of England.

He is desperate to earn his 100th cap in next month's friendly with Switzerland and has been training with Arsenal during the Major League Soccer close season.

"I'm there to get my fitness for the MLS season and also to try to get fit for the England game," said Beckham. "Even if it wasn't just for the 100th cap, for an England game I'd do the same.

"I want to be fit and be available for Mr Capello's first team and first game."

Beckham revealed his fitness after a five-week break from football had surprised him.

"It's a lot better than I thought it was," he said on Sky Sports News. "I feel great. I've had one day of training with the Arsenal team and three days of training with the fitness trainer."

Beckham revealed he had thoroughly enjoyed working with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in the past week.

"It's been great. I'm lucky that Arsene Wenger has given me the chance to train with the team," he added. "It's nice to be with a Premier League team that is obviously so talented.

"The players have accepted me really well."

Source: PA

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At 11:24 pm, Blogger Ali Salem said...

LOL @ The first Becks quote.

At 8:45 pm, Blogger Paulsworld said...

Yo Ali! Hope ur doing well!

Ha ha. I know. Victoria naked? No danger there!!

At 9:48 pm, Blogger Ali Salem said...

Thanks Paul, how's life goin' mate?


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