Beckham not sticky on playing position

England captain David Beckham said he won't pester coach Sven-Goran Eriksson to switch him from the right.

updated: February 25, 2007 10:05 IST
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David Beckham believes he's become a better player in central midfield with Real Madrid. But the England captain said he won't pester coach Sven-Goran Eriksson to switch him from the right. Beckham leads England in a friendly international against Portugal in Faro on Wednesday, and happy to play where ever Eriksson wants him to. Beckham plays in the centre of Real Madrid's conventional midfield, but said he was happy to revert back to the diamond formation favoured by Eriksson. "It's up to the manager to do whatever he tells me to," a smiling Beckham told reporters. "I'm enjoying my role in the centre of midfield for Real Madrid. I think the diamond formation is no problem for me, I play not on the right wing, but just inside. I've not got a problem." Beckham said beating Portugal would be great preparation for the finals, where England is the same group as France, Switzerland and Croatia. "Portugal are a great team, they've also got some great players," Beckham said. "To go over there and play against them tomorrow and get a result would give our players a big confidence boost." Beckham said he was confident of England's chances at Euro 2004 and was inspired by the celebrations that surrounded England's World Cup rugby win last November. "To do something this time would be extra special considering the scenes after the rugby team and what they achieved," Beckham said. "To be part of that hysteria would be special." (AP)