David Beckham wants to play for Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, but doesn’t expect to play for a European club again. The 35-year-old midfielder has put himself through a grueling schedule in recent years playing for AC Milan during the Los Angeles Galaxy, but that took its toll as an injury ruled him out of the World Cup.
While accepting he has been pushing too hard, Beckham said he wants to play a role at the Olympics. “If I’m still playing, I’d love to be involved.”
A team of only English footballers is set to represent Britain. The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations won’t be part of the team, fearing it would jeopardize their independence and voting rights within FIFA.
Beckham was at the World Cup in South Africa as a member of coach Fabio Capello’s support staff after being ruled out with an achilles’ tendon injury. Beckham said he has been running for the past 10 days and should be back in action for the Galaxy within two months.