Former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson has defended his former captain David Beckham's professionalism.

Eriksson was reacting to criticism in the autobiography of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: "David Beckham, for me, every time he came to England camps he was an extremely professional football player. You asked yourself 'how could he handle it?' Wherever we went it was chaos.

"I think players were very much all right with that, it took the pressure off them. He was very professional then and he has been all his life.

"He was very good all the time he was captain."

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