02/08/2012 12:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

David Beckham: Pressures My Sons Face Because I'm Their Dad!

David Beckham: Pressures my sons face because I'm their dad! PA

David Beckham has spoken for the first time about the pressure his three sons face – because their dad is a global superstar.

He said Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and Cruz, seven, were all 'very confident' but that people had expectations of them because of their father's achievements on the football field.

In an exclusive interview with Esquire magazine, Brand Becks said: "There are expectations on the football side for the kids. It's hard for them obviously.

"There's a lot of pressure on them. They go for try-outs and people automatically think David Beckham's son is going to bend the ball in the top corner at the age of six."

However, he has no fears about the pressure getting to his lads.

"They're very confident kids," he said. "They take it in their stride."

Becks, 37, who also has a 12-month-old daughter, Harper, revealed how he and wife Victoria, 38, keep their marriage strong after 13 years.

"You have to find time to spend with each other," he said.

"As much as we work hard and we love to spend time with our kids and that's our main priority, we make sure we go out for dinner once a week."

Despite his wealth and fame Becks insists he is determined to stay grounded for the sake of his children.

"What you see, that's me. And that won't change. I might not walk around in just my underwear every day but that s the only thing. I don't try to hide anything. There's nothing to hide," he said.