Beckham admits he could be left out of World Cup squad

David Beckham has admitted that he could be left out of Fabio Capello's World Cup squad next summer due to the glut of options that England boast in the right midfield position.

With Theo Walcott, Aaron Lennon, Shaun Wright-Phillips and James Milner all competing to fill the right midfield berth next summer the LA Galaxy midfielder may find himself frozen out.

'I do not fear being axed for the World Cup. If I don't make the squad it's not going to stop me supporting the team,' Becks said. 'Nothing is guaranteed, I have discovered that is true in my career. But if I can be part of it then it will be amazing.'

However, Beckham made it clear that Capello needs to pick a squad that he believes can win the World Cup: 'Everybody knows how much I love playing for my country but the manager will pick a squad he thinks will win the competition. That has to be the way.'

'If I am not part of that, of course I'd be upset but it is something I would still respect. It would be because the manager felt it was right in terms of his system and having the best players in the team. It still hurts that I was left out by Steve McClaren after I had resigned the captaincy but being picked for next summer is not something I take for granted.'

Beckham is set to move to Milan in January as he looks to give himself a fighting chance of making the England cut but admitted that nothing has been rubber stamped: 'Going to Milan doesn't guarantee anything. It gives me a chance of being in the squad but it doesn't guarantee it.'

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