David Beckham has revealed he will do "everything possible" to match Bobby Moore's record number of caps for England and hopes his AC Milan adventure can help him achieve his dream.
Beckham has moved to the San Siro on a three-month loan deal from the Los Angeles Galaxy and was officially unveiled as a Milan player on Saturday night.
"I know how (England coach) Fabio Capello works," said Beckham who equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's 107 caps for England in a World Cup qualifier against Belarus in October and is just one appearance off Moore's record. "If you're good enough and working hard enough, you'll be in the team no matter where you are or where you're playing."
He added:"You should not be given England caps lightly, they're very precious. People have questioned that in the last few games I've played in which is quite unbelievable considering I'm on 107 caps.
"To be up there with Bobby Moore, Charlton and Billy Wright is an incredible thing. If I end up equalling the record, I'd be even more honoured but at the moment I take each game as it comes.
"I love playing football and everyone knows how much it means to me to play for my country. If I equal the record it would be amazing, but I'm happy to be up there."
Beckham acknowledged, however, his chances of making a fourth World Cup finals appearance in 2010 are slim, but believes there are enough decent young English players out there to leave the national team in a healthy position without him.
"I think when World Cups get mentioned, any player wants to play," he continued.
"But realistically I'm not the youngest in the squad anymore. I may have great experience of World Cups and big games, but we've got young players coming through.
"It's great for our country we have so many right-sided players, forwards, and I hope we continue playing the way we have been playing recently."
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