Eriksson defiende a David Beckham

David Beckham, Sven Goran Eriksson

Luego de las palabras que Capello pronunció sobre David, diciendo que está muy viejo ya para la selección inglesa y que debe retirarse, El ex DT del equipo inglés, Sven Goran Eriksson defenndió a David Beckham.
Eriksson dijo ''A David Beckham hay que darle todo el respeto que se merece. Cuando está en buen estado, todavia es un muy buen jugador.''

Former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson believes current Three Lions coach Fabio Capello has been wrong to attempt to force David Beckham into international retirement.

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Capello said before the Hungary friendly that he would no longer be considering selecting Beckham for England as he is "too old", a decision that has received a mixed response from English press and football fans alike.

Some agree with Capello's claim that at 35 years old Beckham can no longer make an impact at international level, and must make way for younger talent.

But Eriksson - who selected the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder as his captain throughout a six-year tenure in charge of England - firmly believes that Beckham still has plenty to offer.

"Beckham deserves all the respect you can give to him," Eriksson said. "When he gets fit, he is still a very good football player.

"If it is somebody with 20, 30, 40, 50 caps then, yes, you have to speak to him before dropping him. I would do it myself, I did it many times - David Seaman was one. If a player is good enough, yes, why not play him?"

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