The perfect end to a perfect day! Real Madrid remain La Liga leaders with a convincing win over Deportivo Coruna. David Beckham had another great game! The match report is on the official site. There is also a match report “Beckham inspires Real Madrid to win” at Sporting Life. First of the photos are in the gallery. Amongst them is a photo of Becks running to give his shirt to a fan in the crowd! I bet that made their day!
Fabio Capello praised David Beckham in the post-match press conference saying “As I said yesterday David Beckham is playing better than he has in two years. He’s in extraordinary conditions, with much quality, speed. He is in great form.” Transcript here.
Team-mate Ruud Van Nistelrooy told reporters during his his post-match comments, that David Beckham was delighted with his England recall he said -
“He was delighted, he was so happy with the news”
“Everyday leading up to it, we were talking about it and counting down the days to the announcement. It’s so good to see a professional who has been through everything in the game and is so pleased to be called up for his country again.
“For me, only the true greats can have an attitude like that.”
“It’s a great feeling and I’m so happy for David,” said Van Nistelrooy who also played alongside Beckham at Manchester United.
“He’s turned it round himself by his mentality and qualities and many players would have said ‘this is it for me’ and he didn’t and he deserves the credit for it. He’s a player that belongs in the national team.”
You can also read more comments in support of David Beckham from Ruud at Sportinglife.
Becks on The Beeb
A lovely interview with David Beckham full of cute stories and touching anecdotes (recorded on Friday) aired on the BBC’s Five Live 606 show prior to kick-off. If you missed it, you can download it here