After Tottenham Hotspur’s runaway 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon, former England superstar, David Beckham, has claimed that if he was still playing professional football he would love to play for Tottenham in the new ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’.
The new White Hart Lane was rocking as Heung Min Son stole the show yet again against Crystal Palace.
The match was a repeat fixture of the game that first opened the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Sonny also netting that day.
In is a little-known fact that David Beckham did actually play for Spurs for a short while. Between 1987 and 1991, Becks was part of the Spurs academy, so Tottenham actually played a big part in his development (Wikipedia).
It appears that Becks has not forgotten his roots either. In Mauricio Pochettino’s post-match press conference he revealed that he had spoken with Beckham after today’s game.
According to Pochettino, Beckham said: ‘I wish I could still play football and play now for Tottenham because this stadium is amazing’.
Pochettino happily confirmed this to the press saying: ‘Yes, Yes, Yes, He [Beckham] said ‘I was I could play here and play for you!’ (Football London).
Beckham who watched on from the stands as Spurs returned to winning ways also trained with the side during the MLS off season back in 2011 (Sky Sports).
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To hear these comments from someone as renowned in the footballing world as David Beckham shows how well regarded the new stadium is across the football community. With this in mind, it is crucial that we kick on now and turn our new stadium into the fortress that it is destined to be.
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