Ex England star David Beckham says he feels fully fit after Champions League return
David Beckham believes he's as fit as he's ever been following his Champions League return with Paris St-Germain.
The former England captain was in Carlo Ancelotti's starting line-up to face Barcelona in the quarter final on Tuesday night, just hours after revealing he would still welcome a recall to the Three Lions squad.
After playing for over an hour in a central midfield role, this was Beckham's first Champions League appearance since a loan spell at AC Milan three years ago.
And the 37-year-old was happy with how it went for both his team and himself, as PSG secured a 2-2 draw with the Spanish giants at the Parc des Princes.
Beckham said: "I was obviously very happy to start.
"The manager has always shown a lot of confidence in me, especially in big moments, and tonight was a big moment for the club and I was happy to start.
"I feel pretty much the same as at Milan, it was only three years ago. I'm enjoying being part of these nights again, they're very special."
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star also feels that PSG still have a chance of progressing to the next stage.
After coming back to equalise Lionel Messi's first-half opener through a Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal, it had looked as though the game would finish 1-1.
But a late penalty from Xavi put Barca back in control only for Blaise Matuidi to level things up with the last kick of the game.
Now, the French side will travel to the Nou Camp knowing they have to win in order to progress to the semi-final.
Beckham added: "We go there, it's going to be difficult but there's no reason we can't go there and get a result.
"We had a few very good chances and if we'd have put one of those away it might have been different.
"Then obviously they got their goal, then it was an uphill battle but I think we deserved the draw tonight.
"It's better than it was at 2-1."