Beckham could make PSG debut

David Beckham could make his Paris Saint-Germain debut later today after he was named in their 20-man squad for their Ligue 1 clash with rivals Marseille.

Last Updated: 24/02/13 at 09:16 Post Comment

David Beckham: Could make his PSG debut on Sunday

David Beckham: Could make his PSG debut on Sunday

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former England captain has linked up with Carlo Ancelotti's side until the end of the season as they look to win their first championship since the 1993-94 season.

PSG currently lead the standings, three points ahead of Lyon and five ahead of Sunday's opponents despite losing 3-2 to Sochaux last week.

That setback has increased the pressure on Ancelotti's men, and Beckham - who has not played a competitive match since winning the MLS Cup with Los Angeles Galaxy in early December - cannot wait for the Clasico.

"I played a lot of big games in my career, such as duels between AC Milan and Inter, Real Madrid and Barcelona, or the Galaxy and Chivas," he told the club's official website. "I think it's very exciting to discover a new very special game."

Thiago Motta, Mamadou Sakho and Thiago Silva are still absent, but Lucas Moura and Alex have all been included in the squad.

Marseille head into the game off the back of a 1-0 win over Valenciennes, thanks to Rod Fanni's last-gasp strike.

The matchwinner is confident his side can make it two wins in a row and has no doubt his team-mates will step up in such an important game.

"It puts us under a little more pressure and it is a challenge," he said on the official Marseille website. "Even supporters of both camps, it puts more excitement. This is a good thing. PSG are not untouchable.

"We have seen last weekend they have flaws and may lose. But they have a lot of very good players and have played a lot of very good matches, including Valencia.

"We must respect that, but they do not overwhelm the championship as it may be the case in Germany with Bayern currently. They are not beaten or even unplayable, even "

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace: Eden Hazard the hero as Blues secure Premier League title with nervy win

Chelsea secured their first Premier League title in five years after a nervy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City: Sergio Aguero goal all but secures Champions League spot

Sergio Aguero’s first-half strike was enough to hand Manchester City a 1-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company