Deserves To Be Dropped?
Don’t get me wrong, I was one of the many that said Beckham should be dropped once in a while – if anything a guaranteed first team place can bring about complacency. And there is no doubt that Beckham had a poor World Cup.
But dropping him from the entire 25-man squad?
If I had to pick the best 25 English players available then Beckham would probably make the first 15 without any problems. Partly because of the lack of English talent, but also because when Beckham puts on an England shirt he gives nothing but 110% – when some of his colleagues don’t.
The thing I worry about is why McClaren dropped Beckham.
The press and most of the country wanted Becks dropped and he has now just followed public opinion and done exactly that.
Is McClaren doing the best for the team, or just trying to get a public vote?
Of course, Beckham is not at his peak any longer but can still do a job for England. But are you telling me Phil Neville and Stuart Downing are more worthy of England places than Beckham?
And yes, Beckham had a poor World Cup.
But so did everyone else!
I just hope the public and the press don’t turn against Wayne Rooney otherwise McClaren might just drop him as well and we’d be in real trouble if that happened!