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Ulterior motive for Beckham’s loan to AC Milan?

Many people think that David Beckham’s short-term loan to AC Milan is a ploy to win favor with the head coach of the England national team Fabio Capello.

Beckham has denied the allegations that he using the loan to win a spot on the national team. He has insisted that the main reason for the move was to experience Italian soccer. Beckham recently stated,

''I didn't join Milan just for that reason - to play in Europe and make myself available for England selection. I have never played in Italy and I think it's one of the best leagues in the world.

Beckham went on to say that he felt no regrets about moving to the U.S. from Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid. He stated, ''I love my team, the LA Galaxy, but this for me is a great experience. I feel fortunate to have this great opportunity.''


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Beckham recently joined Italian power AC Milan while the L.A. Galaxy is on a winter break. He is hoping to stay in shape during the break from the MLS and he also has stated that he only wants to stay in contention for a spot on the English national team.

Beckham will play for AC Milan this week when the Italian A series resumes play in a big match against AS Roma on Sunday. AC Milan head coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that Beckham is match ready and he promised that the Englishman would see some action in the Roma match.

Ancelotti stated, ''He is a great champion. A very, very good player, but he needs to work hard because there is a lot of competition (for his position) in the squad. But we'll use him for sure.''

AC Milan could use all the help they could get in the Italian A league, as they currently sit in third place, but are 9 points behind Inter Milan and 3 points behind Juventus for second place.

On Sunday February 15, AC Milan and Inter Milan meet in what is sure to be a great match and one that AC Milan really needs to win if they have any hopes of winning the league title.

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