David Beckham Retirement Announcement | 16.5. 2013 (x)
"I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer. Someone that’s passionate about the game. Someone that, every time I stepped on the pitch, I’ve given everything that I have, because that’s how I feel. Going into games at the end of my career, that’s how I look back on it and hope people will see me. Because I think, over the years, it’s been my life and my career. People have obviously looked at certain other things that have gone on throughout my career, and I think sometimes that’s overshadowed what I’ve done on the pitch and what I’ve achieved on the pitch. As much as I say that doesn’t hurt me, of course it does. At the end of the day, I’m a footballer who has played at some of the biggest football clubs in the world. Played with some of the best players in the world. Played under some of the biggest and best managers, and achieved almost everything in football."
(Source: madridistaforever, via becksdavid)