My kids have an easy life: David Beckham

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 11:51 AM IST

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.