Belfast Telegraph

Beckham: Amazing things come from hard work

David Beckham still has a list of things he'd like to achieve.

While he's a celebrated footballer and showbiz figure now, the former athlete has had his fair share of low points.

In 1998 he got sent off during the World Cup, which led to fans burning an effigy of him outside a pub. However he bounced back to create Brand Beckham and an A-list life.

"It's all about loving what you do and working really hard at it. There will be tough times but, if you have the right attitude and keep working hard, amazing things can happen," he smiled to British Hello! when asked his best advice.

As well as being a proud parent to children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, ten, and four-year-old Harper with wife Victoria, David cites captaining the English football team as his biggest accomplishment.

However there's still a lot left on the 40-year-old's list of ambitions.

"Of course [there are dreams I'm yet to achieve]. There's lots I want to achieve now, from building my business to my work with Unicef, especially through my 7 Fund. As a father, I want to help make my children's dreams come true," he revealed.

One of those ambitions will soon be realised though, as he's bagged a cameo in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

A leap into Hollywood may be on the cards, but football has always been in David's blood.

"My dad and granddad made me fall in love with football. I had heroes like Bryan Robson and Bobby Charlton, who was my dad's favourite player. I wanted to be like them, playing for Manchester United and England. Luckily, I reached my goals," he grinned.

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