Beckham's agent immediately released a statement confirming the player's desire to carry on playing for England.
And in an embarrassing U-turn the Italian suggested last week that the midfielder could still force his way back into the squad.
"Obviously it was a surprise when Fabio Capello said I was too old," said Beckham, who has 115 caps.
"He spoke to me after that
and explained everything to me and it was all brushed under the carpet. At the end of the day, the manager's got a job to do and he's doing that well."
Beckham admitted the past six months had been the hardest of his career, but things are finally looking up and he could be on the bench for Galaxy's game against Columbus Crew on Saturday.
"Not playing for six months is really tough. It's the first time that's happened to me in my life," said Beckham.
"Yes I've had other injuries but nothing that has kept me out for so long.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.