Becks, 35, admitted he is desperate to continue his England career - 115 caps and counting - but stressed if he is not ready for next month's Euro 2012 clash with Montenegro he will rule himself out of the reckoning.
And he said: "I have always said I still want to be available for England and if I'm fit and well I'm sure the manager will consider me.
"But I am an honest person and if I'm not fit I will say so."
Becks continued: "I don't see putting myself up to play for my country as a hinderance to any young player.
"The young players are still an option for the manager to pick. He's doing that right now which is great - but I still want to play, too.
"And that's not me being greedy or being selfish. That's me having a passion for my country.