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Beckham's renowned passing ability came to the fore in his cameo appearance
The game, whichever way you look at it, was about one man: David Beckham. It turned out that his 15-minute cameo was worth the wait, though far from spectacular.
Still, though, during that short quarter of an hour, the 37-year-old proved a number of things to the PSG fans, management and doubters queuing round the block that he would make any impact at all in Ligue 1.
Beckham illustrated his desire, his hunger to impress and be part of a successful team once again (not to say LA Galaxy were not successful, I just mean since he left Major League Soccer), but most of all, his untouched technical ability.
Beckham will keep going until his legs give in, but until that moment he will remain a technically superb footballer.
His pinged passes, his desire to get involved in the thick of the action and his delightful dinked one-two pass to Jeremy Menez in the build-up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal justify why he is prolonging his career that little bit longer. It is because he can.
His debut was not superb, nor was it mediocre. It was good, and he was not out of his depth as many claimed he would be. Nothing more, nothing less. He has a long way to go still to prove that his arrival is as beneficial on the field as it is off it, but the bottom line is that part of that brand is a very good football player.