David Beckham has returned back to LA from his five month loan at AC Milan. However, with his return he has found it that fellow team mate Landon Donovan is not too happy with his decision. Landon has stated that:
"Beckham’s level of dedication to the Major League Soccer club had waned since his arrival in July 2007, despite the 34-year-old former England skipper being paid “more than double anybody in the league”.
However Beckham has been playing for 17 years and has never once been criticized for professionalism? I personally smell jealousy. Anyway, Beckham was very "professional" when he replied to the Donovan and said:
“In every football player’s eyes throughout the world it would be unprofessional to speak out about a team-mate, especially in the press and not to your face.“But I’m going to turn it on a positive spin because that’s what this needs.”
I think it is a shame that Donovan being the type of player he is and such a rising star in the states, would say such a thing. Beckham has also stated that he will have a stern talking with teammate Donovan in privacy.
Now, David Beckham has been the focus of anger in the states since his 2007 arrival and now for "giving up" on the MLS for his fun in Italy. The truth is he loves it over there. He is still a player that is at the top of his game and he fits in a lot better over there where futbol is a lifestyle and taken more seriously. If he was not on such a lucrative contract here, he would definitely be in a foreign club.
I think everyone should look at this from a realistic angle. David Beckham's move to the US is a failure. LA Galaxy is still one of the worst teams in the MLS. his attempts to flee this country only shows that he knows he is not doing well here. I think he should go back and play with players on his level. I don't think he will be in the states to much longer. I give it one more season until he buys out his contract. In the end this will be in favor for all parties.