David Beckham always wanted to be ''the best''.

The 37-year-old soccer star- who has four children, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, seven-year-old Cruz and 10-month-old Harper with wife Victoria - is determined to do well at whatever he tries his hand to and insists he never takes anything on in a half-hearted fashion.

He said: ''Whatever I do, I want to be the best.

''I never do anything half-heartedly. I will continue to work hard and play hard and do everything I can to be successful whatever I do. I want to be the best. I think it's a god way to be.''

David and Victoria have an estimated joint Fortune of around $290 million, but the sportsman insists their vast wealth is not a reason for them to retire, even though doing so would be ''easy''.

He added to Britain's Elle magazine: ''It would be easy to do that [retire] of course. It would be easy for me to retire or for Victoria to sit at home and be a wife and mum, but we're still young. There's no reason why we shouldn't continue [to work].''