Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham said he was proud to have played a part in the 2012 Olympics.
The former England international was involved in the opening ceremony in London.
And being part of Olympics is something Beckham will cherish.
“Obviously being and Englishman I am very proud of what we did as a country for the Olympics,” the 37-year-old said.
“Eight years ago, when I was part of the bid, I said at the time that we would put an amazing show on and make everybody proud and I think we did that.
“Our team did incredibly well coming third in the medals table and the performances we had made us a proud nation.”
Beckham is now back training with the Galaxy and fully focused on continuing their recent good form.
Bruce Arena’s men face El Salvadorian side Isidro Metapan in the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday and Beckham is aware of the importance of the upcoming games.
“Of course, we have four big games, we have got the game tomorrow and then Dallas at the weekend and then next Thursday before we play Vancouver,” he said.
“So they are big games and it is good when games come quick and fast like these ones are coming in the next two weeks.”
The Galaxy have won three out of the last five matches as they look to defend their MLS title.