He's known the world over as one of the best soccer players of all time, and David Beckham is hoping to score a spot on the Great Britain team for the Olympics next month.
Becks told the "Today" show, "I'm very proud of what I've achieved in my career so far. I've obviously played for the national team for quite a few years, and now I want to represent the G.B. team in the Olympics."
As for the naysayers who claim it's more about his celebrity than the sport, David declared, "I'm not surprised. I don't really take too much interest in those kind of comments, but I have said that I felt that those comments are disrespectful, because I've had kind of a successful career with what I do."
Beckham also commented on his love for Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. "The Queen is someone I feel I've grown up with. You know, like my grandmother. So for us to be celebrating 60 years on the throne, 60 years leading our country the way she's led our country, it's a special moment for us."