Manchester United legends Giggs and Scholes - both older than Beckham - are still playing, albeit on an occasional basis, and their roles are a template for the former England captain.
"I might be able to create good things that happen off the field but on the field is where I want to be successful. I want to be a champion and I want to win trophies," he said.
"That's been my mentality all the way through my career. Your motivation never changes, once you have that motivation in you it continues throughout your whole life.
"Players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Manchester United, they don't play every game but when they do play they are big influences in the game. So I am looking to do that to continue to be successful."