The Straits Times
Published on Nov 21, 2012

Football legend Beckham gets set for last hurrah


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Football legend David Beckham dismissed talk of retirement on Tuesday saying he has some "exciting options on the table" as he gets set to wrap up his six-year California adventure.

"People talk about my retirement but I still feel I have something left in the game to give," Beckham said.

"I still feel I have one more challenge in me as a player. Even at 37 years old I feel I can still play at a high level. Where that will be I haven't decided." The former England captain said he doesn't know what his future plans are except that he hopes to go out with a bang when the Los Angeles Galaxy host Houston in the Major League Soccer Cup final early next month.

He said he won't be playing in the MLS next season but his family enjoys living in southern California and they plan to remain in the area in at least a limited capacity. "I haven't decided where we might go next," Beckham said. "We might stay here and we might spend more time in Europe. My playing career with the Galaxy ends next Saturday. I have some exciting options on the table. I don't feel if I am ready to retire right now so that is not one of them."