David Beckham is determined to prove doubters wrong after his move to Paris Saint Germain and has cited the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs who continue to play at their age for Manchester United.
Speaking with French television beIN Sport, when asked if he can help PSG, Beckham said:
“Why not? I feel great, physically, I’ve always said, as long as I can continue to play the game at the highest level then I will continue to play.
“I never expected, when I was 30 years old, to still be getting the offers that I’m getting at 37 years old.
“Motivation never changes. I think once you have that motivation in you, it continues throughout your whole life.
“I look at players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, playing at Manchester United, still at the highest level – they don’t play every game but when they do play they are big influences in the game, so I’m looking to do that.
“I’m looking to continue to be successful. And like I said, what keeps me going, I have four children at home, three boys and a little girl, so my energy comes from them.”
Despite his optimism after moving over to France, David admitted that he was not sure where he would fit the squad. Beckham also does not expect to go straight into the starting XI when he is fully fit.
He went on to say:
“We’ll see, I don’t know (where he will play). I can either play in the middle or on the right,” he said.
“Goalkeeping’s not my biggest strength so I’ll stay out of the way of that one. I don’t expect to come in to this team and to be a starter in the teamsheet.
“I’ve never expected that wherever I have gone. I’ll work hard for my place, I’ll work hard to make the team successful. It’s going to take me a couple of weeks at least to get up to speed with the rest of the team,” he said,.
“But I think, I’ve always kept myself pretty fit. I needed time after last season to kind of recover, because after the Achilles injury that I had.
“It took a while for me to get going with that, but I have taken time off, I’ve trained with Arsenal a couple of days, and once I get in with the team I don’t think it’s going to take me long to be up to speed.
“I want to get playing as soon as possible to be honest.”