David Beckham to “surprise you” with success at PSG, Zinedine Zidane
After making a huge impact in American soccer, David Beckham is all set to become famous in France. Following a five-year long stint with Los Angeles Galaxy, the famous English footballer decided it was time for a switch.
David Beckham inked a five-month long contract with French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in order to teach a couple of members of the Paris Saint-Germain squad “what ‘professionalism’ means”, according to Zinedine Zidane.
Critics have been circling David Beckham since he was a kid at Manchester United, therefore the Englishman is no stranger at the exercise of proving himself every now and then. Therefore, David Beckham has another test in his hand as he sets foot in France.
Zinedine Zidane, who played with David Beckham at Real Madrid between 2003 and 2006, believes the 37-year-old midfielder still has a lot to offer.
“He's going to surprise you. It's a good thing,” Zinedine Zidane said. “He arrives three-quarters of an hour before training and leaves half an hour after everyone else. He's a truly great professional. He's going to show certain people what 'professionalism' means, and that can't hurt certain people today.”
David Beckham was expected to be on the bench for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League match against Valencia on Tuesday night, instead the former AC Milan midfielder was in the crowd.
The attacking midfielder attended his first full training session with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday morning, therefore, it might be a little too early for him to kick-off his career in France, but expect him to play in the next Champions League game.
Zinedine Zidane explained that David Beckham wasn’t at Paris Saint-Germain to play in every single game and be at the heart of every move they make, instead he was at the club to bring a unique impact which is often enough to provide the side he is playing for with victory.
“He's not there to play 90 minutes every game,” Zinedine Zidane said. “He's there to bring his touch, and that he can do in 20 minutes or half an hour. He has a way of taking free-kicks, a way of striking the ball that is different to others for cross-field balls of 30, 40 meters.
“I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of some of his cross-field passes. He's a guy who loves playing - at 37 he's still there, and he's not doing it for any reason other than the fact it's his passion.”