Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The secret to Beckham's free kick success

David Beckham has revealed the secret to his free kick success was kicking the Care Bears in his sister's bedroom.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder was known for his dead ball ability and scored one of England's most important ever goals from a free kick.

His strike against Greece in 2001 which sent England to the 2002 World Cup has gone down in the country's footballing history and in a Times extract from his new illustrated book, David Beckham, the icon explained how he came to specialise in those situations.

'I must have taken tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands [of free kicks]. I would go to the local park, place the ball on the ground and aim at the wire meshing over the window of a small community hut.'

'I would carry on playing when I got home. I wasn't allowed a football in the house so I would practice by kicking the Care Bears in my sister's bedroom. My mum thought it was funny but is showed how much I loved football. I couldn't get enough of it.'

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