London: Soccer star David Beckham worries his children's Hollywood upbringing will take away their hunger for success.
The 36-year-old footballer has trained long and hard over many years to achieve his position as one of the world's premier sportsmen and fears for his privileged children's future, reported Daily Mail online.
"They've got a great life set up for them. Obviously our boys and little girl are very lucky. But I think, as a parent, you always worry: 'Have they got the hunger that I had as a kid?" he said.
Beckham and his wife Victoria live in Los Angeles with their three boys, Brooklyn, 12; Romeo, nine; and Cruz, six -and a baby daughter, Harper, born earlier this year.
The LA Galaxy star grew up in a working class family in Leytonstone in London's East End. All he ever dreamt of becoming was a professional footballer and so trained every day under the watchful eye of his strict father Ted.
"I'm as hard on my boys as my dad was. They always ask, "Did I play well?" I'll say, "You did alright, could have done better. The way my dad brought me up, he was strict. I'm exactly the same with my boys. They have their feet on the ground," he added.