LA Galaxy star David Beckham has ruled out retiring from England.
The Manchester United legend is hoping to change Fabio Capello's mind for a third time while admitting he is desperate to star for Britain at the Olympics.
Beckham, preparing for tomorrow's MLS Cup final against Houston Dynamo, said: "I didn't realise he had said that. But I will always want to play for my country, no matter what age I am. Even when I'm 50 I'll probably still be looking to be selected.
"That's why I've never retired from England. I kind of feel that if I'm playing well enough and if I'm needed at any point, then who knows?
"But to be honest we've got so many great young players coming through now in our country and it's great to see.
"It's something I've wanted to see for years. It's great to see the likes of Rodwell come on, Johnson, we've got so many talented kids coming through, it's exciting.
"With the Olympics, I was always proud to be part of the bidding team which brought the Olympics not just to London but part of a city near to where I grew up. Me and my granddad both played on Hackney Marshes.
"So yes, I do want to be part of the GB team. I am very patriotic. I would love to be part of the team but if not, I will be a fan taking children to the Olympics."