Becks wants Real success
By Patrick Whyte
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Beckham believes that Real Madrid can achieve success this season.
David Beckham believes that Real Madrid's recent European performances bode well for their quest for honours this season.
Real sealed their place in the last 16 with a 2-0 win against Rosenborg and have been without many players in recent weeks due to injury.
"We've been missing some important players, but we've shown that we are a united team and that we can cope when we lose people," he said in sports daily Marca.
"When I was at Manchester United we won the Champions League in 1999 because we were a great team and didn't suffer when we were missing players. I think we are on the verge of achieving the same here.
"I'm convinced that this team can go a long way in this competition, but we have to keep working hard."
At the moment Real have several key injuries with Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Julio Baptista, Thomas Gravesen and Ivan Helguera all out. Beckham himself is suffering from back pain.
"I'm playing with a bit of pain and it is annoying, but I won't have a problem making the next game against Zaragoza," he concluded.