Beckham to Play Against Former Club Real Madrid in a Friendly
David Beckham is elated about facing his old club Real Madrid when his current team Los Angeles Galaxy hosts them in a friendly at the storied Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
Beckham spent four year with Real Madrid after a record transfer from Manchester United in 2003. He was instrumental in many of Madrid’s victory including the La Liga which he won in his last season with the Spanish Giants.
“To be facing Real Madrid for the first time since I left, it’s emotional,” Beckham said. “You get attached to a club, you get attached to people in a club.”
“I spent four amazing years at Real Madrid. To go from a club like Manchester United to Real Madrid, it really doesn’t get much better than that in football. I’ve got many friends still there, many friends as players and fans and throughout the club as well.”
Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid had also played a friendly last year at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena which Real won by 3-2. Galaxy took to goals lead before the Spanish Club step up their game and pump in three successive goals to clinch victory. Beckham however missed the game as he was recuperating from torn Achilles tendon.
“It was disappointing because you always want to play in those games,” Beckham said. “They’re exciting games, especially in front of a capacity crowd. Hopefully I’ll be good for this one.”
Saturday’s contest will be played at the 93,000-seat Memorial Coliseum instead of the Galaxy’s regular park, Home Depot Center. The Coliseum is the only stadium in the world to host two Olympic Games, 1932 and 1984.