David Beckham has expressed his desire to play at Tottenham’s stadium after attending Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The former Manchester United midfielder was in the stands as Spurs eased past their opponents, scoring all four goals before half-time. Son Heung-min bagged a brace before Erik Lamela bagged the four after Patrick van Aanholt’s own goal – check out our full player ratings here.
Tottenham opened their new stadium with a 1-0 win over Palace last season, and today’s result felt like the Londoners finally making the place home. Given the quality of the stadium, that can only be a good thing.
And Beckham is the latest high-profile visitor to heap praise on Spurs’ ground, telling Mauricio Pochettino he would have loved to play at the club’s new home.
After the game, Pochettino said (via Sky Sports): “I was speaking to David Beckham and he told me he wished he still played football and played for Tottenham because the stadium is amazing.
“He said he wished he was ‘still a player and to play for you!'”
Beckham already has a small connection with Tottenham having trained with Harry Redknapp’s squad in 2011 during the MLS off-season when he was an LA Galaxy player. It’s probably a bit too late for Spurs to convince the former England captain to play for the club, though.
Next up for Pochettino’s men is a trip to Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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