David Beckham has admitted that he still harbors hopes of returning to the English national team one day.
The Paris Saint Germain star has not represented his country since the 3-0 win over Belarus on October 14, 2009 but revealed that he would jump at the opportunity to play for the Three Lions again.
“One of the reasons I have never retired for the England team is because, if there is ever an opportunity to play for them again, I’m available,” Beckham said on Tuesday.
Beckham joined the French club in January 2013 after a successful five-year stint with the LA Galaxy, where he won two consecutive MLS Cups in 2011 and 2012.
He has made five appearances for PSG this season and is currently preparing for the mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona later on Tuesday.
David Beckham has also won league titles with Manchester United and Real Madrid before moving to Los Angeles in 2007.
However, the veteran midfielder has never won any silverware with England and said that he would return to the Three Lions if national team manager Roy Hodgson gave him a call.
“If there is any chance of me playing for my country again, I would never turn that down,” he stated. “I’m almost 38 so the chances are slight but you never know.”
Beckham has played in three World Cups and made 115 appearances for England, which is second only to Peter Shilton’s record of 125 caps.
David Beckham and Paris Saint Germain will face a herculean task when they lock horns with Spanish Liga leaders Barcelona in the first leg of their last-eight tie at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Tuesday evening.