David Beckham debuts for PSG, helps seal win against Marseilles
David Beckham debuted for Paris Saint Germain against Marseille in a Ligue 1 match as he helped his side to seal a win by setting up a goal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The England international came in as a substitute in the 76th minute for Javier Pastore and in the injury minutes of the match, lofted the ball to Jeremy Menez, who passed it to Ibrahimovic to make it 2-0.
St. Germain are now ahead of the second placed Lyon by 3 points, courtesy to the win against their old rivals. Beckham has joined the French side for a five-month deal and was ably supported by his better-half, who looked nervous during the duration of the match. The interest in the match was increased as the debut of Beckham was expected.
Beckham received a roaring reception from the crowd as he walked on the ground before the match. The suave footballer from England garnered the maximum attention from the cameras as he entered the field. Canal Plus had set up a camera to watch every move of David Beckham, but it was not until the 76th minute he got into action.
Talking about his debut for PSG, Beckham said, “There was a bit of nerves, but I enjoyed coming on, I really want to play with the likes of Ibra. Mind, I couldn’t feel my feet for the first two or three passes; they were frozen from sitting on the bench.” Former president, Nicolas Sarkozy also turned out to witness Le Classique.
The talks about a face-off between Beckham and fellow Englishman, Joseph Anthony Barton had been dominant in the local newspapers prior to the match. With more than hundred lenses focused on Beckham, this debut would be the most different, but the English international is no stranger to cameras.