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PRIDE Soccer Training – Episode 9 – David Beckham Part 2 

Hello and welcome to the pride of Tulsa’s soccer training podcast this podcast is brought to you by pride of Tulsa soccer training. We are Tulsa’s number one program for soccer player training and development. In this podcast soccer coach and trainer O’Neill Bente the founder and CEO of pride soccer training will share knowledge facts proven insight wisdom and strategies for soccer players success both on and off the pitch. Pride of Tulsa soccer training mission is simple to help soccer players systematically grow and progressively develop in both their character and skill. Pride of Tulsa soccer training helps players achieve their personal goals so that they can win on the pitch and in everyday life. This is episode number nine. It’s part two. We’re continuing our player profile of David Beckham. O’Neal How are you doing and what have you got for us today.

Doing very well and you.

I’m doing great. I’m doing great. I know last time we were just touching on that was it 98 World Cup red cars for first time pick us up there and let’s get going.

OK. So basically what happens is he’s in the middle of a game it’s second round competition against Argentina and England and Argentina again at it. So but he responds to a kick a player hit him and he kicks at a player and he gets a red card. So he gets kicked off the pitch in England and of losing that game and get knocked out of the World Cup. So he goes home and they’re like burning effigies of him and they’re giving him death threats. And you know it’s a very scary time for him. But he was able to persevere through it all he was able to take that negative energy work on his skill work on his attitude and overcome Tulsa Soccer Training.

So he’s in this game. It’s pretty heated. He has a lot of passion a lot of drive wants to when he gets kicked. Yes. The player who kicks him what happens to him. Nothing. Nothing. So David responded. And then that’s what got the attention of the official.

Yes. Usually the retaliator that gets things. So you know I teach kids not to retaliate because the referee doesn’t always see the first foul but they’ll see the second.

We’ll see it for sure. And then maybe they will see the first one. But if you start acting the fool then you’re the one who is going to get the lawyer. So England lost. Yes.

And then people attribute it to him getting a red card England being down a man of having 11 players on the field they have 10. So they’re at a disadvantage Tulsa Soccer Training.

So that changed the whole dynamic of the game. Was it a close game where England could have won.

Was it kind of neck in neck or it was a close game either team could have won it.

Gotcha. And so I don’t know if you’re listening how familiar you are with soccer fans and I think stateside You know we’re pretty intense about our support for teams. However comma soccer players overseas O’Neill please elaborate So people really understand because like if somebody lost a game here I’m not going to threaten their life with death. But there is something different about soccer fans or overseas especially wouldn’t you say. I mean they’re in there like all singing these beautiful songs together. They sound like hymns they love they cry they just love their players. But when you mess up I mean this is a different level to me.

Yeah. There was a description in this highlight tape I had of the 1974 World Cup. And this narrator he says soccer is mimic warfare. And I was like what. So when I thought of that once again soccer is mimic warfare now makes perfect sense. There’s a lot of passion and love in the game when a team does well you know whether it’s their city team or their national team it brings pride and passion into the environment. You know I think about like when oh you wins a football game everybody’s talking about everybody’s excited. You know that they took it to a different level in Europe to where they may party in the street if they win the title. You know I think that was similar to what happened with the Broncos or even the Patriots recently. I think they had a party in the street. So it’s just that love and the passion and the happiness that it brings and getting behind your country. And you know I think us kind of we’ll talk about this in another podcast but in the last World Cup 2014 US started to have that type of field too. Tulsa Soccer Training And you know I remember the chant I believe that we will win. And I just I love that chant it was just like wow. And you could feel the atmosphere and you could feel us coming together to support their team. And that’s how it feels around the world and us is starting to have that same sort of sort of passion.

Yes. Thank you for that. I still think it’s a deeper level though because in the mimic warfare they will also kill you if you mess up or threaten to kill you. They still take it. As far as I can. And now I remember watching maybe like a documentary or something with you and David Beckham was talking about that time. I mean because he was married right and at that time they had kids. I can’t give you a heads you know. But he talks about fearing for his life and his safety and so I don’t want to like just skim over that like people were trying to kill him but he just persevered. I mean it was hard.

Yes. Yes. And to me I will I may have thought about not doing it any more to be honest with you. I mean to think about your safety of your family and and the threats you know so I would not have faulted him. But he didn’t let that stop him. And we’re all better for that because I think even the fans learn to not do that foolishness because the same person that they were threatening is the same person that in one of the world cup qualifiers he ends up putting away a free kick against Greece that allows England to even make it into the world cup at a time when English players were not doing that well in the game but he was their captain. He led the example he scored the goal and he had a phenomenal game. So you should watch the footage of it. It’s England versus Greece. But he was a great player in that game and in every game he played he really put his all passion in his heart into it Tulsa Soccer Training.

Yeah. See that’s so good because I think we all go through tough times. You know we all struggle. It doesn’t matter. Children adults you know we all struggle. And I think what you said there was really pivotal because most of us want to throw in the towel when it gets hard. You know when when it’s difficult and when we feel like we messed up we want to give up. But yeah it’s admirable that he did it and I am sure you know the things that he went through during that season and that he learned only made him stronger. One of my mentor teachers in my life and Grubbs she has this great quote that says the learning happens during the struggle. And so I just want to speak to like anyone listening if you have a child who’s struggling right now and maybe they want to give up because maybe they you know are struggling with their skills or maybe they’re not doing as well as they would like to be like encouraged them to keep going give them the training the skills the lessons the instruction that they need because there’s maybe something that can develop them. And I think correct me if I’m wrong on the whole but I think you said during that time he committed to practice even more like it’s like he channeled all of that energy. And you said in the last podcast he would come to practice early and then stay late. But I feel like he didn’t let this make him bitter. He used it to help himself get better Tulsa Soccer Training.

That’s correct. He really I mean I think it’s it’s an amazing thing that he did. To be honest with you to take that much negativity and turn it into positive future and Michael Jordan. But this was at a higher state because his life was at stake not just his reputation. And it just reminds me of that same mentality to take negativity and turn it into positivity and that is always a wonderful trait.

I agree with you. And also he played for me and you and that’s why I love this team. Till now I know you’re a Arsenal fan. Yes. But tell us about his time when he was at me and you I guess for me I’m just putting together now. This is why I love that team so much because David Beckham have such great memories of watching him play in New Jersey. Tell us about his time there.

Yeah. So his time there. He was a part of this class. This group was kind of like a graduating class is what they looked like. But Sir Alex.

Alex and Sir Alex Ferguson found a group of kids and brought them into the club. And I think they call them the class of 95 is what they call them. But they grew up through the Manchester United system and they came into the full squad the premier team and at one particular season there was the 1998 99 season that Manchester actually did the treble is what they call it and the treble is winning the English Premier League winning the FIA cup and then winning the Champions League Cup. So they won those three things so to kind of give you an example of what that is. It’s like you’re a club team winning like the league then winning the state cup and then winning regionals I think would be that’s the equivalent or nationals equivalent to it.

It’s like you sweep everything. You just win it all. Yes Wendell. And that’s a rare thing that happens. Very rare unheard of. Unheard of. Well we’re almost out of time. And so I’m going to go ahead and close us out we’ll have to come back because I know there’s more that we can say about him right. Yes. We have so much more to say about Mr. Bend it Like Beckham David back. And I love that movie. Love his drive. His work ethic love his character. And we’ll discuss him a little bit more in our next podcast. To our listeners we want to say thank you for joining us. And we are pride of Tulsa soccer training and this is Tulsa’s only soccer training podcast. And if you would like to know more about who we are and what we can do for your soccer player.

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