After thousands of column inches and all the media hype, David Beckham’s debut for AC Milan was always likely to be anticlimactic. And so it proved, with Goldenballs contributing just 45 minutes in the goalless first half with Hamburg yesterday, with the number 32 having a steady rather than spectacular match.
But such trivialities including actual impact on game were generally overlooked by most pundits, with the interest in Italy so fierce that local analysts actually counted every time Beckham kicked ball, today revealing that El Becks had a total of 38 touches during his first outing for the Rossoneri.
CNN also took the opportunity to do a special report on Beckham’s debut and how the superstar is settling in at his new club.
The CNN report can be seen here.