Despite receiving a less than friendly welcome on his return to LA Galaxy, David Beckham says he is staying with the club.
David Beckham remonstrates with a section of the LA Galaxy crowd
Following his loan spell with AC Milan, during which he missed the first half of the MLS season, Beckham was booed by sections of the crowd when he turned out for the Galaxy in a friendly against the Italian club.
Beckham has a 5 year contract to play in the USA, although it allows him to go out on loan during the off-season. He’s been encouraged to repeat the Milan experiment by Fabio Capello who restored him to the England squad after he returned to play in Europe.
However, Beckham has been keen to show his commitment to his American employers saying:
At the end of the day, I play my game, whether I get booed or not doesn’t matter to me.
It is not about whether I can move on. To be honest, all I’m going to do is play my football, and as long as it’s good enough for myself and the team nothing else matters.
I don’t like my family seeing that and hearing that abuse, from an organised group of fans.
I think it was disrespectful, some of the things that were being said and also some of the banners, but it is what it is.
Everyone knows that I’ve always been available for my country whether it be a friendly or a qualifying game, so I’m always available.
I’ve spoken to (Galaxy coach) Bruce (Arena) and he’s more than happy that if I get called up for my country he and the club totally support that, so it’s not a problem.