David Beckham: I want to be a champion

PARIS. February 10. KAZINFORM David Beckham does not expect to be a regular starter at Paris Saint-Germain, but hopes to take on the same role as Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at his old club Manchester United.

The 37-year-old made his surprise move to the big-spending Ligue 1 club on transfer deadline day, signing a five-month contract and agreeing to donate his salary to a children's charity in Paris.

Beckham said he is now determined to prove he can still contribute on the pitch.

"I might be able to create good things that happen off the field but on the field is where I want to be successful. I want to be a champion and I want to win trophies," he told al-Jazeera and TalkSport.

"That's been my mentality all the way through my career. Your motivation never changes, once you have that motivation in you it continues throughout your whole life.

"Players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Manchester United, they don't play every game but when they do play they are big influences in the game. So I am looking to do that to continue to be successful."

Beckham has not played competitively since he left Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer season in December. He spent a few days training with Arsenal but expects it will take time before he is ready to make his debut, Kazinform quotes the Guardian.

"I feel pretty good, it will take me a couple of weeks at least to get up to speed with the rest of the team but I think I have always kept myself pretty fit," said Beckham.

"I have taken time off and trained with Arsenal for a couple of days and once I get in with the team I don't think it will take me long to get up to speed. But I want to get playing as soon as possible."

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