Capello's just Fab, says Beckham
David Beckham insists he has no problem with Fabio Capello and can't wait to work with the new England coach.sports Updated: Dec 24, 2007 17:16 IST
David Beckham insists he has no problem with Fabio Capello and can't wait to work with the new England coach.
Capello dropped Beckham when the England midfielder was playing at Real Madrid last season because he had agreed to join LA Galaxy.
The Italian was forced to bring Beckham back into the Real starting line-up as the team struggled without him. Real went on to win the Spanish league and Beckham is adamant he doesn't hold a grudge against Capello.
"There were ups and downs with me and the manager at the time but he brought me back into the team and he had the belief in me to put me back in the team," Beckham, speaking in a BBC Radio Two interview, said.
"It gave me an amazing end and I was sad when he got the sack as I believe he had turned the club and the players around and given the fans what they deserved, a trophy.
"I think he is a great appointment for England. Everyone wants someone leading you that has respect and success. He has definitely got that in his career."
Capello has admitted he admires Beckham's ability and character, but stopped short of confirming he will hand the former Manchester United star his 100th cap in February's friendly against Switzerland.
Whether he is part of Capello's plans or not Beckham believes England can only benefit from his appointment.
"Fabio is one of the managers players look up to and want to manage them. I hope I'll be part of his plans," Beckham said. "I think he is going to be great for the players and the England team."