David Beckham envies his sons' youth.
The 39-year-old retired soccer star - who has children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and Harper, with wife Victoria Beckham - is "very proud" of all his career achievements but admits he would like to swap places with his kids as they have "all their lives" ahead of them.
Asked who he would like to be if not David Beckham, he said: ""I would like to be many people. Maybe my sons because they enjoy life, they play football and they have all their life ahead.
"But I am very proud of what I have achieved in my career. I have done things outside the football pitch because I have had success inside it. In all the places I have played, England, Spain, Italy, France, America... I have always worked hard and people like that. I feel lucky."
David is proud that his boys are developing their own sense of style and insists he and his fashion designer wife have little to do with their sartorial choices.
He told Spain's El Mundo newspaper: "Each of my sons has their own style. Sometimes [Victoria and me] tell them not to wear something but most of the times they choose what they want and they choose well.
"It´s important for me, as a dad, that my sons have their own style."
David recently admitted he takes fashion inspiration from his boys.
He said: "I do get inspiration from my kids. Brooklyn is constantly coming up with his own look, and Cruz is the same, and Romeo is Romeo, he looks good in everything. So they give me inspiration all the time."