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Beckham: Travel Didn't Affect My Play
Associated Press, August 23rd, 2007 5:45PM

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David Beckham's performance last night, while somewhat sub-standard considering his form for club and country over the past six months, was still one of the brighter spots in England's 2-1 loss to Germany at Wembley stadium. The L.A. Galaxy midfielder was adamant that the flight from the USA to the British capital had not adversely affected his play. "I slept nine hours every night," Becks said of the four nights he spent in his homeland. "My body clock's slightly back into the way of life back here in England. So far it hasn't affected me.

"I thought I played well," he added. "I tired towards the end, but it was good to get 90 to 94 minutes out there. I haven't played many games. I've played about three games and trained about three times." Even so, many of Becks' trademark crosses and free-kicks were off the mark against the Germans, although England failed to put away at least three good chances that he set up.

Along with teammate Landon Donovan, who was on national team duty with the U.S. in Sweden, Beckham by now should have arrived back in Los Angeles ahead of tonight's clash with Chivas USA. It remains to be seen whether the trans-continental flight keeps either Beckham, who played 90 minutes for England, or Donovan, who played 64 for the U.S., from playing in tonight's crucial L.A. derby. "People expect that I can't handle the travel, then I have to prove them wrong. That's the only way I can do it, by playing well and winning games," he said.

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