David Beckham listens back to comments from free kick against Greece
David Beckham listens back for the FIRST TIME to his iconic final free kick against Greece on the 20th anniversary of the famous goal that sent England to the World Cup… and fans in delirium!
David Beckham has listened to comments on his iconic stoppage time free kick that sent England to the 2002 World Cup.
It’s been 20 years to this day since Beckham sent Three Lions fans crazy with a sensational set piece against Greece at Old Trafford near death.
And the former England captain posted a video on Wednesday morning in which he listens to the heart-in-mouth moment for the first time.
David Beckham has listened to comments on his iconic free kick against Greece
Beckham curled the ball home in the 93rd minute to earn England the 2-2 draw with Greece
The ex-Manchester United star sat on the edge of his couch as Alan Green’s radio commentary was played.
Beckham looked emotional as he listened to the tense moment and let out a few smiles before his free kick hit the back of the net.
Alongside the clip, he wrote: ‘Twenty years ago today and my first time listening to this commentary… Represent my country, captain my country, score a goal for the fans and do everything at Old Trafford. ‘
Ex-Man United star sat on the edge of his couch as Alan Green’s radio commentary played
Beckham looked emotional as he listened to the tense moment and let out a few smiles
Green says, “Captain Beckham waits… Beckham comes forward, right footed, over the wall and in! David Beckham did it,” the 46-year-old shook his head almost incredulously.
Beckham then casts a knowing glance at the camera and a casual shrug.
The Three Lions trailed Greece 2-1 as the game ended in extra time as Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team struggled in their decisive World Cup qualifier in 2001.
England fell behind in the 36th minute, but striker Teddy Sheringham equalized in the second half. Their parity was short-lived, however, as Greece took the lead moments later.
Beckham, who said he still gets goosebumps watching the set, produced the stunning free kick from 25 yards to save England in the 93rd minute and sent them off to Japan and South Korea a year later.
Beckham celebrates with Emile Heskey after scoring a free kick to send England to the World Cup