Beckham speaks Spanish (1 Viewer)

Chxta

Di nwayi
Nov 1, 2004
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#1
got this from Eurosport.com

England captain David Beckham was given a spontaneous round of applause by journalists on Tuesday when he made his first attempt at speaking Spanish in public at a Real Madrid news conference.

"El partido con Atletico was mucho mejor para todos (The game against Atletico was much better for all of us)," he stuttered nervously in a mixture of English and Spanish before analysing his side's recent victory over their city rivals.

Beckham blushed as he answered several questions in stilted Spanish but will have won over many people as he provided the first evidence that he was beginning to use the language.

The midfielder said Vanderlei Luxemburgo's appointment as coach had helped Real recover their confidence and that the Brazilian's arrival was one of the reasons Real had narrowed Barcelona's lead at the top of the table to seven points.

"We can still win the league," said Beckham. "It's going to be difficult but we're getting better and we just have to keep working hard."

Real have won both their matches since Luxemburgo took charge of the team at the end of last month.

The former Manchester United player went on to address questions about his poor run of form in 2004.

TOO OLD

"The criticism will always be there," he said. "If you have a bad game your career is finished or you are too old even though you're only 29.

"I'm enjoying my football and I've still got five or six years left. Maybe it's not the best I have played but I suppose the European Championship didn't help with missing a couple of penalties.

"People said the reason I didn't play (well) was because of personal things in my life but I have just got to keep working hard."

Beckham made it clear he had no intention of returning to England in the immediate future and said he would be happy to extend his contract, which runs until 2007.

"It (a new contract) has not been mentioned to me yet but it has been in the papers. If I was to extend my contract here ...

I would never complain. I'm very happy here."

The midfielder said he was relishing the challenge posed by Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips who has been touted as his possible replacement in the England side.

"I think it is great Shaun Wright-Phillips is playing the football he is," he said. "I think he is one of the best young talents in England and in Europe. He deserves the chance he is obviously going to get with the England team.

"I don't pick the team, it is the manager who picks the team and if he (Sven-Goran Eriksson) wants to put me in the middle or if I stay on the right or Shaun plays somewhere else then that's fine by me.

"As England captain I'm pleased to see players like him ... and it's great that we have great young players coming through."


After a year and a half he's still struggling?
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Azzurri7

Pinturicchio
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Dec 16, 2003
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#5
David Beckham is great, i don't know why the most of you here hates him, but he's one of the best players in his position...I just don't understand all this bash on him...
 
Dec 27, 2003
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#7
This is exactly the same kind of crass attitude Italian journalists have towards Michael Schumacher. The guy has lived in Italy for years now, and although he does speak Italian with Ferrari's mechanics and staff he was reluctant to give interviews in Italian for some time because he thought his mastery of the language was too limited. So for years journalists have criticised him for this, saying he was arrogant, self-centered, unwilling to sympathise with Italian fans. And when Michael finally overcame his fears and gave an interview in Italian, what did they do? They mocked him for his awkward way of expressing things. Damned if you don't, damned if you do. Typical.

I am generally of the opinion that native English-speakers should make more efforts to learn a new language and stop assuming that everybody will speak theirs, so kudos to Beck's for trying, and hopefully he will remain deaf to the mockings and persevere in this direction.
 

Dan

Back & Quack
Mar 9, 2004
9,291
#9
so? learning new languages can be hard. Jesus christ, im not a big fan of beckham, but at least he had the balls to do it.
 

Emma

Senior Member
Mar 4, 2004
3,753
#10
Its not just beckham, we all suck at learning new languages.

Every school has about 4 years of compulsory french classes. Noone ever learns to speak french well. Most, like me, not even a word :D

So when you think about it, Beckham has done great. Atleast better than about 80% of the british population :D
 
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Chxta

Di nwayi
Nov 1, 2004
12,083
#11
++ [ originally posted by Emma ] ++
Its not just beckham, we all suck at learning new languages.

Every school has about 4 years of compulsory french classes. Noone ever learns to speak french well. Most, like me, not even a word :D

So when you think about it, Beckham has done great. Atleast better than about 80% of the british population :D
Yes, you English suck at learning new languages, cos y'all think that English's the only language.

Please!
 
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Chxta

Chxta

Di nwayi
Nov 1, 2004
12,083
#14
++ [ originally posted by Emma ] ++
yeah? well you lost my address people suck at sex. ha! :D

But yeah English is the only language :D

I come from Nigeria if you want to know, and check the records, we ARE better than the Englanders at sex.

What a moron.

We are talking about more serious things here. Get a life.
 

Emma

Senior Member
Mar 4, 2004
3,753
#15
++ [ originally posted by chxta ] ++



I come from Nigeria if you want to know, and check the records, we ARE better than the Englanders at sex.

What a moron.

We are talking about more serious things here. Get a life.
Where the hell do I find sex records? :D
 

Emma

Senior Member
Mar 4, 2004
3,753
#18
What does population have to do with how good a guy is at having sex?

So your efficient, but a 20 second wonder. That dosent mean good sex

So you take home the dumbass award.
 
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Chxta

Chxta

Di nwayi
Nov 1, 2004
12,083
#19
++ [ originally posted by Emma ] ++
What does population have to do with how good a guy is at having sex?

So your efficient, but a 20 second wonder. That dosent mean good sex

So you take home the dumbass award.

mofe dobo. tobafe dobo. jalo dobo
 

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