DAVID BECKHAM says England have no excuses not to perform out in Qatar this winter.
The Three Lions have had a shocking end to the season – failing to win any of their four Nations League games.
Most-recently, the Euro 2020 finalists were being humbled 4-0 by Hungary on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate’s men looked shattered after a full-on Premier League campaign.
Yet former England skipper Beckham, who won 115 caps, believes a winter World Cup and the geography of Qatar could suit Southgate’s men.
Becks, who is a Qatar ambassador, said: “For our team, it is a huge opportunity.
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“Our generation never did use it as an excuse but, truth be told, we played at the end of a gruelling season in the Prem.
“You are tired and you want a rest, but these players are coming in when they are at their peak in the middle of their season.
“There is a real excitement with this team, and there is no excuse to not be at the top of their game and fitness.”
Beckham walked around England’s Qatar camp while speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap.
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He said of the Three Lions’ base: “It seems a very quiet area.
"That's perfect for any kind of tournament hideaway.
“There is no flying around to games, getting back at 3am, then having to recover.
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“The longest travel time is 45 minutes on a bus.
“Facilities, where they train, stay, the weather, it’s set up perfectly."
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