“The 34-year-old’s Major League Soccer season started last month but he looked tepid and was withdrawn at half-time. Had few chances to show his set-piece prowess and his lack of mobility was in contrast to the way the Dutch swarmed around the pitch.” - The Times’ Tom Dart awarded Beckham a 4/10.
“Started promisingly, delivering some trademark set pieces and Hollywood passes but tired very quickly and was replaced by Wright Phillips at half-time.” - Duncan White in the Telegraph, who handed Goldenballs a 6/10.
“Showed great energy and industry in his 45-minute cameo. May not be as mobile as he once was but can still execute a killer final ball, as he showed. 7/10.” - The Mirror’s David McDonnell.
With the British media clearly at odds with one-another over how well David Beckham performed in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, you can make up your own mind watching his individual match highlights here.
Heading off on a tangent, Beckham has all but admitted that his MLS career will end at the end of the season, with the superstar excitedly talking about the opportunity of returning to European football with AC Milan.
Beckham’s interview over his new future can be seen here.