Sometimes we don’t even realise we’re going against our beliefs until we’ve carried out the act. Though unfortunately for professional footballers, every comment made is recorded, noted down and stored in the archive for future reference.
And with this, I present you a quote from Landon Donovan, star of American Soccer and committed professional to his beloved Major League Soccer.
“My sense is that David is clearly frustrated, that he’s unhappy and, honestly, that he thinks it’s a joke. I also kind of feel that he’s taking the team for granted. I don’t see dedication or commitment to this team, and that’s troubling”.
Yet after claiming David Beckham was not commited to L.A Galaxy, Donovan was soon putting finishing touches to his proposed move to the Premier League tojoin Everton. Now I’m really confused. Perhaps now we can see the true message behind Donovan’s quote back in July of last year.
Then David Beckham arrives. He takes your captaincy, starts being handed all the corner duties thatYOU used to have and to make matters worse he makes your pay package seem as good as getting a bag of peanuts for wages. Lets be honest, your going to feel a bit of remorse towards him.
In that period of two years,Donovan may have realised that he should have made the move to England so much sooner, testing himself on a level which is a more worthy suitor for his talent. And so, after a previous unsuccessful loan spell in Germany, he decided to give England a go. After all if lousy, un-motivated and lazy Beckham was able to do it, so could he. Beckham never really outshone him in an MLS game anyway, did he?
Let’s just hope that through him now showing a little bit of ambition, he can realise why going out on loan during a season break isn’t exactly a sin.
Never do you hear players come out andcritisize fellow team mates at United. Of course that’s not to mean there aren’t disagreements, of course there are, but they’re sorted out in the privacy of the changing room walls. People don’t get the opportunity to have a look in and see the cracks, and so sometimes, it appears there are none.