Beckham said, "I could have been sitting on the beach somewhere, which obviously was an option...But at my age, and at this stage in my career, I can't afford to take three months holiday."
Further explaining the reason behind his stay at Tottenham, he said, "My main objective was to get fit for the Galaxy and the MLS season," and added, "My objective wasn't to play for a Premiership team. Even if I would have been on loan and even if I would have played the games, this was the time I was always going to come back. That was agreed and nothing was going to change."
Injury-plagued for the most part of 2010, he had to miss the FIFA World Cup in South Africa as well as a big part of the Major League Soccer season.
This is the fifth year of Beckham's five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. There are chances that he may return to England, after being offered an invitation by Tottenham Coach Harry Redknapp.