Beckham has been fantastic for me, says starry-eyed Walcott

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London, May 28(ANI): LONDON - England striker Theo Walcott has said that David Beckham's guidance and advice can mould him into a World Cup winner.

Beckham is part of England's backroom team after his Achilles injury forced him out of next month's tournament in South Africa.

"He's been fantastic for me. He gives you that extra boost. Just having one of the best crossers of a ball around to give you advice can only help," The Sun quoted Walcott, as saying.

The 21-year-old, who idolised Beckham as a young player, further expressed disappointment that Beckham will not be playing his second World Cup on the trot.

"It's a shame his injuries mean he won't have a chance to play in a last World Cup and he is a big miss," he added.

Talking about his own performance in Monday's friendly 3-1 victory over Mexico, Walcott said he was satisfied, and insisted that the key is to keep the momentum going.

"Now it is vital that I focus on the training camp in Austria leading up to the Japan game and not look too far ahead, as there is still a lot of work to do," he added. (ANI)

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