Yesterday we saw a photo of David Beckham making his way to Milan, Italy where he was scheduled to meet up with his European soccer team AC Milan to begin training for the coming soccer season and today we get to see photos of Becks making his grand arrival at AC Milan headquarters as well as a couple of photos of Becks training with his Milan teammates. While he is undoubtedly happy to be playing with AC Milan, Becks’s real goal is to prove to the coach of the English Soccer Team that he is fit to play on that team in the upcoming World Cup:
David Beckham flew into Italy yesterday to rejoin AC Milan as Fabio Capello confirmed that if he is fit he will be in England’s World Cup squad. The England manager’s vote of confidence came as Beckham arrived by private jet for medical checks at the Milanello training ground – where he was met by an armed security guard. Beckham, 34, was at the Serie A giants for three months earlier this year but will now remain with them until the end of the season. In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, Capello said: ‘If Beckham plays (in Milan) and if he is fit I will certainly take him to South Africa. I don’t look at players’ ages but at their qualities. He is serious, a great professional and he is really dedicated to making the World Cup.’ Beckham’s first game in Italy is expected to be against either Genoa at home next Wednesday or away against Juventus four days later. In his interview, Capello says he is delighted the Premier League now has three Italian managers – Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and Gianfranco Zola at West Ham. He said: ‘It’s the result of good work at the Coverciano (Italian football training camp) school. it’s a badge of honour for our football.’ But he went on to praise football in England, saying: ‘The Premier League is the most interesting and enchanting in the world. There are particular aromas. There are full grounds, safety, beauty and a lack of stupidity. In Italy we always make the same mistakes – managing the grounds and with the violent fans. We don’t solve our problems.’
While there is a lot of talk about whether or not Becks will be chosen to play on the English Team, his focus is on playing the best soccer he can for AC Milan in order to ensure that he is chosen to play for England. After the jump, check out a few photos of Becks engaged in a training session with his Milan teammates yesterday …
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that we saw Becks in his AC Milan black and red uniform … and here he is again. Because he is committed to returning to play with the LA Galaxy next Summer, I’m very happy to support Becks’s association with AC Milan and I am rooting for him to make the English Team so that he can play for his country in the World Cup. His glory days are quickly passing him by and this will, most likely, be his last chance to play in the World Cup. It would be a fantastic feather in the cap of his career if he could help England win the World Cup, wouldn’t it? Ah, but first things first … keep on training, Becks. We’ll see how far you can take this quest of yours.