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Beckham's Strict Instructions After Son Makes Pro Debut

After one of David Beckham's sons made his professional debut this past weekend, Inter Miami first-team coach Phil Neville has revealed the strict instructions he received from the teenager's father.

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Romeo Beckham made his first appearance in professional football on Sunday when he turned out for Inter Miami's reserve team Fort Lauderdale in the US' third tier.

The 19-year-old played 79 minutes on the right side of midfield before being taken off, and impressed head coach Neville, who was particularly happy with the youngster's energy throughout the match.

Neville, who came through Manchester United's youth ranks alongside Inter Miami co-owner Beckham and with whom he shares a special relationship, said in a recent interview that he was instructed by his long-time friend and now boss to be demanding on Romeo.

"I think the first thing that David said to me was, 'You have got to be harder on him than anyone else,'" he said, according to the Daily Mirror.

"He has got to work harder than anyone else to get into that team because there will be questions, there will be expectations on his shoulders.

"I thought he did really well. I think the measure of his performance was that he was only planned to play 45 minutes, and he played nearly 80 minutes because he is a boy that is hungry.

"He has got a lot of pressure and expectation on his shoulders, but what he has got is his feet firmly on the ground.

"He knows he has got a lot of development to do, and he has got all the right attributes – character, determination, good person – to have a really good opportunity of making it in professional football."

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