posted on May, 20 2004 @ 04:04 PM
England captain David Beckham has confirmed his intention to stay with Real Madrid.
Beckham has been linked with a return to England after experiencing difficulties on and off the pitch in Spain.
But the former Manchester United midfielder said in a statement: "I have a long term commitment to Real and to my life in Spain.
"I've been here for one season and it feels like the job's not done yet."
After impressing in the first half of the season, Beckham's form has tailed off recently as Madrid failed in the Primera Liga and the Champions League
and his private life has been front page news.
However, he remains determined to stay at the Bernabeu and has taken a new lease on a house in Spain where he will be joined by wife Victoria and his
sons Brooklyn, who will be enrolled in a Spanish school, and Romeo.