David Beckham paid a visit to Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground and stadium recently to learn about the strategies he can take back to his own MLS club, Inter Miami.
Beckham founded Inter Miami two years ago and the club made their debut in the MLS earlier this year.
The former England captain paid a visit to Spurs before the coronavirus lockdown to learn how he can make his new club successful both on and off the pitch. The trip was organised by Tottenham’s sponsors AIA, who Beckham is a brand ambassador for.
Beckham poked fun at Lucas Moura’s sleep schedule during their time at PSG together, before sitting down and talking football with Jose Mourinho.
In the video, Mourinho delved into player welfare and the pressure that young players face on and off the pitch.
When quizzed by Beckham on how he knows if a player is ready, the Spurs boss said (as relayed by the Mirror): “I try to know. I think sometimes you have to delay a little bit but when they go, they go absolutely ready.
“I think it’s more difficult to cope with the social pressure than the football pressure, that’s the toughest part.
“If you feel pressure to be here (on pitch) you don’t belong here. If you feel pressure because you want to be a normal kid, 20/25 years old and the world doesn’t let you that is a different thing and in academies, I think they focus a lot on this part and help them to cope with what is waiting for them outside.”
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One of the things that stands out from the video is the club’s state of the art training centre and stadium. One would think players coming to Hotspur Way or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can’t help but marvel at the infrastructure the club has in place.
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