Giggs wishes Becks was in Olympics

David Beckham (left) and Ryan Giggs, seen here during their days at Manchester United together

David Beckham (left) and Ryan Giggs, seen here during their days at Manchester United together

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Ryan Giggs has admitted he wishes David Beckham was in the Great Britain Olympics football squad with him.

The former England captain has spoken of his disappointment at missing out of the 18-man party, with coach Stuart Pearce picking Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards as his three over-age players.

Giggs played alongside Beckham for 10 years at Manchester United before the latter moved to Real Madrid in 2003, and he told BBC One: "I would like to say as a friend I wish he was [in the squad]. But I am sure the lads who are picked will go out and do the best they can."

He added: "Obviously as a former team-mate and a friend of David I am disappointed for him, but he will take it on the chin and carry on his career. It's one of those things, it was not meant to be."

"That's Stuart Pearce's job to pick a team that he thinks will win and that's what he's done. Unfortunately David is not in that 18."

Thirty-eight-year-old Giggs has never played in a major championship with Wales and is relishing the chance to be part of Team GB.

He said: "Really excited. Coming to London and feeling the buzz around the place for the Olympics, seeing the signs everywhere. It's a massive event and one I am looking forward to."

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8:58am Sun 1 Jul 12

georgetheseventh says...

And the media hoards bowed and scraped to their plastic idol crying ..Beckham//Beckham..

Beckham...but the god of spot
kicks..shirts and aftershave only
cried and said 'if Ryan wasnt in
it could'ave been me'..'it could'ave been me' ect.
And the media hoards bowed and scraped to their plastic idol crying ..Beckham//Beckham.. Beckham...but the god of spot kicks..shirts and aftershave only cried and said 'if Ryan wasnt in it could'ave been me'..'it could'ave been me' ect. georgetheseventh
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9:14am Sun 1 Jul 12

georgetheseventh says...

Skillful..the way reporters are
trained to use leading questions
and questions that will squeeze
out a point of view that the interviewer 'personally' agree's
with..Ryan is over the Moon that for 'once' Beckham has been 'overlooked' but he is too scared to say so....he would never be interviewed by the BBC again..he would not be invited by ITV for a Corry cameo role...he would suffer relentlessly at the hands of the 'red-tops' and even worse
have to bare the 'sly' digs of
BBC's Andrew Marr......
Skillful..the way reporters are trained to use leading questions and questions that will squeeze out a point of view that the interviewer 'personally' agree's with..Ryan is over the Moon that for 'once' Beckham has been 'overlooked' but he is too scared to say so....he would never be interviewed by the BBC again..he would not be invited by ITV for a Corry cameo role...he would suffer relentlessly at the hands of the 'red-tops' and even worse have to bare the 'sly' digs of BBC's Andrew Marr...... georgetheseventh
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9:54am Sun 1 Jul 12

dawn patrol says...

What are you all babbling on about, if you are jealous of beckham just say so.
What are you all babbling on about, if you are jealous of beckham just say so. dawn patrol
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