Former England international David Beckham has revealed that he is confident that the national team will have a great tournament at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. England recently qualified for this competition automatically by finishing top of their group. The performances under Roy Hodgson have been steadily improving in the last few months and it has been largely down to the introduction of new and young players like Andros Townsend.
Beckham, who was part of several major tournaments with the England national team, has said that the presence of such young players will help England play without any pressure. The 38-year-old has experienced several heartaches with the national team, as England have failed to get past the quarter-finals of the major tournament in the last few decades. Beckham is one of the few English players to have played in three world cups. He recently retired from playing football after his six-month stint at PSG came to an end.
The 38-year-old is regarded as one of the finest England players of his generation. He has played for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and LA Galaxy during his illustrious career. He is currently looking forward to getting into football ownership by starting a MLS franchise.
“Roy has introduced a lot of young, talented players. When you go through a qualifying campaign, there’s always ups and downs, it’s like a roller coaster. You always go into competitions thinking you’re going to win it. I hope we can go all the way,” said Beckham. Despite their good showing in the last few World Cup qualifying matches, England are not favourites to win the World Cup. The likes of Spain, Italy and Germany are in the pecking order, while home team Brazil will also command a lot of respect at this tournament.