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Zizou: Becks More Than Window Dressing

Zizou: Becks More Than Window Dressing

By Soccer-Laduma - Feb 14, 2013 11:41 AM

Zinedine Zidane has had great respect for David Beckham since the pair starred alongside one another in Real Madrid’s midfield.

And the French icon has given his backing to his British counterpart’s headline grabbing transfer to Paris Saint Germain.

While Zizou accepts that veteran Becks has not been signed to play every minute of every game during his loan spell at the Parc des Princes, he says the former England captain will add great value to the ambitious club just by being there at all.

World Cup winner Zidane insists that Beckham will serve as a role model for his fellow professionals behind the scenes, and is also still good enough to make a contribution on the field.

"He's going to surprise you. It's a good thing," Zidane said of poster boy Becks.

"He arrives three-quarters of an hour before training and leaves half an hour after everyone else. He's a truly great professional. He's going to show certain people what 'professionalism' means, and that can't hurt certain people today."

"He's not there to play 90 minutes every game," Zidane continued.

"He's there to bring his touch, and that he can do in 20 minutes or half an hour. He has a way of taking free-kicks, a way of striking the ball that is different to others for cross-field balls of 30, 40 metres. I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of some of his cross-field passes.

“He's a guy who loves playing - at 37 he's still there, and he's not doing it for any reason other than the fact it's his passion."


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MaropengM Joined: 06 Sep 2012
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MaropengM Feb 15, 2013 02:48 AM
Ke nnete ya go tlala seatla
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michelbucs Joined: 18 Jan 2013
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michelbucs Feb 14, 2013 03:03 PM
De legend is spoken woow dat's professional zzzzz...thnks
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nje-blind Joined: 19 Jul 2011
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nje-blind Feb 14, 2013 02:43 PM
The gr8t Zizou has spoken..... And hell yeah, Becks is filthy rich, and still doing it 4 da love of da game... I mean if our very own BM17(Benni McCarthy) is well off, then how far ahead is David Beckham?
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steamela Feb 14, 2013 02:38 PM
the master has said it

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