Beckham: I will decide my Paris Saint-Germain future in the summer
21:06 GMT, 3 April 2013
01:07 GMT, 4 April 2013
David Beckham has not ruled out staying for another season at Paris Saint-Germain and has had talks with the club’s owners.
The former England captain made a return to the Champions League on Tuesday, playing the first 70 minutes of PSG’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.
Now the 37-year-old is being asked if he will extend the short-term deal he signed at Christmas. ‘We’ll see. I’ve spoken to the owners and I’ve spoken to the manager, I know how happy they are with me, and they know how happy I am here,’ Beckham said.
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‘But I’m not getting any younger, so I’ll enjoy the rest of the season and then we’ll talk.’
Beckham’s performance in Paris certainly didn’t seem that of a man in any rush to retire and was mostly well received across Europe.
Fellow midfielder Blaise Matuidi is suspended for next week’s return leg in the Nou Camp, giving Beckham a decent chance of featuring on the ground where he won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999.
‘If I start, then great,’ he added. ‘If I don’t and come on then I’ll try and make an impact. It’s always good at the Nou Camp. It’s even better when you win there. Winning the European Cup wasn’t against Barcelona but that’s my
greatest memory of playing there.
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‘And when we [Real Madrid] beat them there 2-1, the first time Real Madrid had beaten them there for a few years, was special too.’
Despite a role as an impact player and turning 38 next month, Beckham revealed his training regime hasn’t changed much over the years.
‘At my age usually you change things,’ he said. ‘But I’m still training the same as the rest of the players and the team, work as hard as them and don’t want to be treated any differently, even at my age.’