David Beckham – I want to captain Team GB at London Olympics

Beckham: I want to captain Team GB at the London Olympics

David Beckham has revealed his desire
to skipper Great Britain's
football team at the
London Olympics.

Beckham said: 'I would love to
be captain. I was lucky enough
to captain my country and to
lead Great Britain into an
Olympics would be special for
any player.'

Galaxy star: David Beckham

Galaxy star: David Beckham has penned new two-year deal

At a press conference in which the 36-year-old revealed he turned down two offers from Barclays Premier League clubs to stay at LA Galaxy for two more years, he appeared to suggest he is already assured of a place in Stuart Pearce's squad this summer.

'Obviously it's great that Galaxy are on board with the fact that I will be gone for that time,' said Beckham.

David Beckham

Star turn: Beckham hopes to play in the Olympics

'It's an Olympics in the east
end of London, where I grew up,
and I am excited about, hopefully,
being involved. I've had
conversations with Stuart Pearce
and as long as I'm fit, healthy
and in form, hopefully I have a
chance of making the team.'

Meanwhile, Pearce confirmed
Sportsmail's revelation that
seven players have turned down
the chance to play for Team GB.

'I find it saddening,' said
Pearce. 'The bottom line is that
it is down to the players.'

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