David Beckham expects nothing but hard work as he attempts to cement his place in Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad.
England coach Capello has said the 34-year-old will make his squad for South Africa if “he plays well and is fit” during his second loan spell at AC Milan.
Beckham’s time with the Rossoneri also coincides with a visit to Old Trafford after Milan were drawn to face Manchester United in the Champions League.
Following his first training session it was clear Beckham was taking nothing for granted.
Beckham told Sky Sports News: “It makes me happy but I know I need to work hard.
“It’s not guaranteed. If I play in games and I do well then obviously I’ve got a chance because I’ve been part of the squad for most of the games.
“It’s great the manager says that, I’m really pleased he says that, but I know I’ve got to work hard to be part of the squad.
“It’s not that easy but like I said before, I’m really happy to be back here, happy to be training with Milan again and everything to do with the club.
“It’s going to be hard work, I’m ready for that.”