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AC Milan signing Beckham admits he wants England record

New AC Milan signing David Beckham admits he's chasing the England caps record.

Beckham has moved to the San Siro on a three-month loan deal from the Los Angeles Galaxy and was officially unveiled as a Milan player on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's 107 caps for England in a World Cup qualifier against Belarus in October and is just one appearance off Moore's record.

And the former England captain would love nothing more than to achieve that goal.

"I know how (England coach) Fabio Capello works," said Beckham. "If you're good enough and working hard enough, you'll be in the team no matter where you are or where you're playing.

"You should not be given England caps lightly, they're very precious. People have questioned that in the last few games I've played in which is quite unbelievable considering I'm on 107 caps.

"To be up there with Bobby Moore, Charlton and Billy Wright is an incredible thing. If I end up equalling the record, I'd be even more honoured but at the moment I take each game as it comes.

"I love playing football and everyone knows how much it means to me to play for my country. If I equal the record it would be amazing, but I'm happy to be up there."

Beckham acknowledged, however, his chances of making a fourth World Cup finals appearance in 2010 are slim, but believes there are enough decent young English players out there to leave the national team in a healthy position without him.

"I think when World Cups get mentioned, any player wants to play," he continued.

"But realistically I'm not the youngest in the squad anymore. I may have great experience of World Cups and big games, but we've got young players coming through.

"It's great for our country we have so many right-sided players, forwards, and I hope we continue playing the way we have been playing recently.

"Being on 107 caps...well you know how much it means to me, I hope it continues and will do everything possible to make it continue.

"After Milan I'll be going back to LA, working hard and keeping myself fit, and hopefully still playing for my country, and that's all I can do to keep involved."

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