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Photos of David Beckham in September 2008 Men's Health

David Beckham Gives Us the Old One-Two Punch

David Beckham is looking seriously sexy on the September cover of Men's Health, keeping his shirt on (boo) and dressing up in a suit for his boxing-themed photo shoot. In the interview, he talks about his family, sports, and how someone was very wrong about his soccer skills. Here are some highlights:


  • On his comfort zone: "There is this madness around me, around my family. Without a doubt, out on the field is where I'm most comfortable, where I'm happiest, because I know what I'm doing, and I know I can do it."
  • On losing: "I'm a really bad loser. It stays with me for a while. I always take it quite personally when we don't win as a team or I don't win in everything else I do."
  • On relaxing: "People always ask me, 'Do you play golf?' Because a majority of sportsmen do. I used to play, quite a few years ago, but to be honest, I'd rather spend four hours with the kids than four hours on a golf course. As much as it can be relaxing, it's a frustrating sport. My way of relaxing is listening to music and spending time with the kids."
  • What another player said to him when he was 13 years old: "You'll never play for England, because you're too small and not strong enough."

Looks like Becks really knows how to motivate himself by proving people wrong — and now he's racking up awards to show everyone that he's still on top.

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