David Beckham stars in dream debut for Paris Saint-Germain
David Beckham proved he is still capable of making more than just a cameo appearance for top class teams. The 37-year-old former England international celebrated a memorable debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
After coming off the bench in the 76th minute of the game, David Beckham set up the second goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a 2-0 victory over archrivals Marseille. The victory allowed Paris Saint-Germain to secure a three-point lead over second-placed Lyon and an eight-point lead over third-placed Marseille.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star ended his MLS career with the Los Angeles Galaxy last December in pursuit of new challenges. Earlier this month, David Beckham announced he had inked a five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
By the looks of it, David Beckham will be getting a renewal real soon. The Englishman, who is the older player in the French league, produced one of his traditional crosses into the feet of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who made no mistake in scoring his 22nd goal of the season.
“It was a great match - the biggest in France,” David Beckham said after the game. “The welcome I got before the match and when I came on was fantastic. To have the opportunity at my age to play in such a great championship and with a great team, I am very happy and very proud.”
Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted David Beckham could start in the French Cup clash against Marseille on Wednesday. The Italian boss lauded David Beckham for his performance and hoped the veteran would continue to perform at such high standards.
“He came on because Marco Verratti was tired and we needed fresh players on the pitch,” said Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Javier Pastore with David Beckham.
“He showed quality with his passes, his experience. He showed good qualities even if it was difficult to judge in only 20 minutes.”
All in all, it was an impressive start to David Beckham’s career in France after a spectacular spell in the MLS. David Beckham, who has capped 115 times for England, has donated all of his earnings from Paris Saint-Germain to children’s charity in Paris.