David Beckham on Fame: “I Never Wanted To Be Famous”
David Beckham, despite making lots of money off being a celebrity and having built himself into a major global brand, has said that all he wanted to do was play football.
Speaking to Men’s Health magazine, Beckham said:
“I never wanted to be famous. I was never interested in anything else apart from becoming a footballer.”
Guess everything else just happened by accident eh David? Still, it’s undeniable that Beckham is one of the world’s great passers of the ball. In the same interview he reveals that he has changed his playing style to adapt to his age, 36.
“I know what my limits are, what I can achieve and which passes I can play. So that’s been my game over the last few years: I have adapted to my age, different situations and the position that I’m playing in. I still love playing; I still love being part of a team. Right now I’m not even thinking about retiring.”
In an interview with The Evening Standard, David Beckham also spoke of his love for Los Angeles, the reason why he chose to stay with LA Galaxy:
“LA has been great for us over the past five years and I don’t think we’d want to leave it full-time. It’s such a great place for the kids to grow up. To wake up with the sun shining every day, [to be] on the beach in the afternoon after school. You don’t get that many places in the world. The number-one factor in any decision Victoria and I make is what is good for the children, what is good for the family.”