Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes David Beckham’s recent form has been good enough to merit a recall to the England team.
Beckham has not played international football since being dropped by Steve McClaren after last year’s World Cup.
But, Henry told the BBC: “He has never dropped his quality.
“He has been the most consistent player at Real Madrid. Maybe his quality was not appreciated with England before.
“What Beckham has done at Real Madrid has been unbelievable.
“I don’t want to say anything controversial, because to be the England manager is probably the hardest job in the country and you have to respect Steve McClaren’s choice.
“But maybe when David was playing for England, people took him for granted. As soon as he’s not playing people call for him to be recalled and that speaks volumes.
“The guy has been magnificent for English football.”