Beckham Still an Asset

Frank Lampard believes former national captain David Beckham can still play a major role, irregardless of whether he features on the pitch or not.

Beckham has long been recognized for his professional approach towards training. In his early days at Manchester United it was said that he was the first to turn up to the training ground, and was often the last to leave. Practicing and honing his free-kick skills that were to eventually become his forte.

Beckham was only brought on for the final 10 minutes of England’s 5-1 win but still had time to set up a goal for Wayne Rooney and again highlighted his ability to cross a deadly ball into the danger area.

Lampard has been impressed with the attitude of the Los Angeles Galaxy star who at 33 may no longer be a first choice under Fabio Capello, but can still be an impact player from the bench.

“He is a great asset to the squad and, when he comes into the action, he brings the quality which you saw against Kazakhstan,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

David Beckham’s appearance at Wembley on Saturday meant that he has now accumulated 106 international caps.

“For David Beckham to equal Bobby Charlton’s number of caps is fantastic. He has been tremendous for the country over so many years,” Lampard added.