David Beckham: England's loss, Paris Saint-Germain's gain

David Beckham made an immediate impact as a substitute in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Marseille

Peter Stickney
Published 02/25/2013 18:53 by Peter Stickney.

Unless you've been living in a cave you will be aware that David Beckham moved to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the January transfer window.

Additionally, those other than the troglodytes will also be aware that Monsieur Boules D’Or was scheduled to make his debut for the club in last night’s Le Classique.

Beckham, or as the French press have dubbed him 'Le Spice Boy', did indeed make his debut last night. His entrance to the game in the 76th minute was very warmly received by a very cold crowd at the snow covered Parc des Princes.  

The score was 1-0 to PSG as he came on and the game finished 2-0 with Beckham playing a vital role in the second goal.

When he came on instead of playing on the wing, he played in a deep-lying midfield position. A position he has occupied for at least the last five seasons.

As everybody knows, Beckham was never the fastest winger to have played the game and it is no surprise that as he has aged he has been drawn into a more central role. A place from which he can influence the game but his lack of killer pace isn’t an issue.

What does surprise me however, is that if he can command a place in the AC Milan and PSG side, given his experience and skill levels why can he not get anywhere near the England squad? A squad that in vital moments he could have positively influenced.

What better player could you have coming on in the last quarter of a game to calm things down or to fire long balls at the strikers? Would he really have been a worse option than Stewart Downing or Gareth Barry?

If Beckham continues to impress, perhaps we haven't seen the last of the global icon in an England shirt? 


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