After injuring his left Achilles’ tendon playing for AC Milan, David Beckham has declared his European days over. The only real reason Beckham was playing for Milan was for the opportunity to play in the World Cup, and the injury came as a result of over-stressing his body during that preparation.
Of course, if Beckham can still make a difference to a European club in a couple of years, he’s more than willing to take up the opportunity.
“I think it’s something I will have to think about carefully now,” Beckham said recently, “I don’t think it will happen, to be honest. This injury came as a result of me pushing it too hard for the last two years—going to AC Milan when I could have had a few months’ rest.