What a way to end his four-year stint at Real Madrid. With a title. Despite David Beckham having to leave the game due to his ankle injury, it was a farewell game that David Beckham will surely remember.
Beckham, who will join Los Angeles Galaxy when his contract expires at Real next month, had initially retreated to the bench in despair as his team teetered on the brink of ignominy. The England midfielder was as relieved as he was elated at the final whistle. “I couldn’t have dreamt it any better,” he said. “It’s been about wining the title for the last six months, and we’ve deserved it tonight.
“It’s been an incredible experience but all I remember now are the great things. Winning this tonight now puts to bed everything else. It’s amazing to have my family here. They have been with me for four years in Spain and have been through the ups and downs, and they’ve felt the euphoria tonight. It meant the world to have everyone that supported me throughout my career – my whole family, my wife, my mum and dad, my sister and children. It’s incredible.”
His sons Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz, all sporting No23 shirts… joined Beckham for his lap of honor, the 32-year-old midfielder draped in a flag of St George while his wife, Victoria, watched from the stands alongside the couple’s celebrity friends and soon-to-be neighbors, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. This was Beckham’s 157th game for Real and his only silverware previously was the Spanish Super Cup, claimed some four years ago.
More photos of David Beckham and the boys, after the jump.