Beckham Believes In England Chances
England legend David Beckham says that England have a chance of winning the World Cup 2014 despite many already having written off the hopes of winning the title because manager Roy Hodgson named a very young squad. Several experienced players like Michael Carrick and Ashley Cole have been left out of the squad, as the former Liverpool manager has tried to pick future stars like Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley in the team. Experience is one of the important aspects of a team trying to win the World Cup. Without this facet, England will struggle, according to many pundits.
Beckham, though, says that people should not be worried about the young talent at the disposal of Hodgson since they have the quality to fight against the best in the world. Players like Luke Shaw are expected to complete a £ 30 million move to Manchester United despite being only 18 years old. Barkley has been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea for several years. Beckham is someone who knows the World Cup extremely well after having played in three different tournaments during his stellar international career.
England have suffered a lot of pain in recent major tournaments, but will be hoping that the World Cup is their tournament. Beckham has also stated that people should not worry about Rooney’s record at a major tournament. “I've obviously been to a few World Cups myself and I always used to go into any big tournament thinking we could go all the way. Our players will be doing exactly the same. Are our young players up for it? Without a doubt they're up for it. People ask if they're ready to go into a World Cup but these players play in the biggest league in the world and against some of the best players in the world,” said Beckham.