Beckham focused on taking Inter’s crown
David Beckham will begin his second spell in the red and black of AC Milan tonight at home to Genoa.
The 34-year-old former England captain, who is beginning a second six-month loan spell at the San Siro, trained with the squad last week for the first time since arriving from Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.
While the prospect of returning to Old Trafford to face former club Manchester United in the Champions League next month is tantalising, Beckham is focused on Milan cutting city rivals Inter’s lead at the top of Serie A.
“Everyone has made me feel really welcome, it's like I've never been away,” said Beckham.
“There's been a lot of talk about Manchester United in the Champions League, but we've got many big games before then, so my focus is on those.
“Our first game of 2010 is at home to Genoa on Wednesday followed by a trip to Juventus on Sunday — I'm looking forward to it and want to contribute towards the team.”
Milan coach Leonardo has been impressed with Beckham's approach since his return to northern Italy and believes the Englishman is happy to play any position for the team.
“David is how we left him, constant and motivated,” said former Brazil star Leonardo.