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Beckham's not bitter

Beckhams not bitter

David Beckham has insisted that he is not bitter despite Fabio Capello's rejection in his first full England squad. Beckham has also admitted that he is not ready to retire from international football yet as he hopes for his 100th cap.

Beckham said: "I have always said I want to be available. That's what I did when Steve McClaren dropped me (in August 2006).

"Deep down, I did not think I would ever play for England again. So to be on 99 caps is great. It's more than I dreamt of. If I am not in the squad, I will carry on working hard and trying to get back in.

"I won't get bitter and twisted because I am old enough and I have got enough respect for the manager to realise that if it does not happen, life goes on.

"I have been lucky enough in my career to come back from tough times and disappointments. If it doesn't happen (winning a 100th cap), I will come back from it again, in my way. If it does, then great."