Beckham 100% in my world cup squad.
Although I wouldnt necessarily start him, he would be only just behind Lampard and Gerrard on the plane to SA. If one of those got injured, he would be my first choice replacement in Centre Mid.
Nobody in England has his range of passing. Nobody in England posseses his free kick ability.
Not many have his experience. He is a model professional for anyone luckily enough to be involved in the England set-up and will give all inexperienced squad members a lift.
You also forget he isnt a luxury player. We are not talking about some overweight 'has-been' who cant move unless the ball is at his feet. His clean living and lifestyle means he is as fit and comitted as any other player in the world, he still plays at the top level at Milan and the amount of ground he covers and his work rate is still astonishing.
He can influence and change a game in the bat of an eye.
He offers something very different if you need an alternative attacking approach to a game. A plan 'B' as Geoff points out.
I dont think its a question of wanting him, I think we NEED him in the England squad.
And I would be surprised if any of his fellow professionals would disagree.
Stanilas, OHara, Downing, and on stanby Eagles
I would still pick Beckham ahead of this lot for the 2014 World Cup
at the age of 39!!!
Hes worth more on a football field than this lot put together.
I wouldnt trust them to carry Beckhams boots to SA