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Brilliant Beckham shines in-front of Capello

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David Beckham refused to look too far ahead after making a successful second debut for AC Milan in front of England manager Fabio Capello.

The England midfielder made a 75-minute appearance on his return to Serie A as the Rossoneri moved into second place with a 5-2 victory over Genoa.

Capello asserted last month the 34-year-old will be in his World Cup squad if he remains fit in Italy, and Beckham said: "I think it's always important that I work hard and perform well and I felt that I did that but it's just one game."

He added: "I didn't know he (Capello) was there, I only found out afterwards.

"But he loves football and he'll go to every game possible. I know he visits all of the Premier League games and, obviously being in Italy over the Christmas period, he was able to come to this game.

"I think it's always important that I work hard and perform well and I felt that I did that but it's just one game."

Beckham played a starring role in Wednesday night's win at the San Siro, starting in attack before moving into midfield in the second half.

He admitted he had not expected to walk straight into the team.

"I didn't expect to start, but obviously with the injuries we got during the week, I had to," Beckham continued.

"I was happy. I was happy with the game and happy with the win and it's just great to be back. It felt great."

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