Beckham feels 'physically ill' without kids

In a recent interview, the 40-year-old soccer legend said that he feels "physically ill" when he has to leave his children and go for work, especially after retirement from the field.

A 2013 file photo of Beckham with his kids.   -  AP

The retired football heart-throb David Beckham has continued to prove that he is a darling father.

In a recent interview, the 40-year-old soccer legend said that he feels “physically ill” when he has to leave his children and go for work, especially after retirement from the field, reports the Mirror.

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Beckham, who has four kids — Brooklyn of 16, Romeo of 13, Cruz of 10, and Harper of four — with wife Victoria, admits that he has still not got the grip of balancing work and family as he loves being around the latter. Though he retired in 2013, the football legend even admitted that he misses his sport every day and sill considers a return to the game.

"I don’t know whether it’s the athlete in me, or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play,” he said.