Beckham: We expect a very difficult game
Jam-packed ang Conway Bar sa Makati Shangri-La Hotel para sa paghaharap ng Philippine Azkals at LA Galaxy.
Nandoon sina PFF president Nonong Araneta at manager Dan Palami.
Bagama’t mga idolo ang kakalabanin, tiniyak ng Azkals na bibigyan nila ng magandang laban ang LA Galaxy.
Ani ni Phil Younghusband, “LA Galaxy have players of a high standard, so we have to, we’ll probably have to play, well, I think, more defensively.”
Sabi naman ni Chieffy Caligdong, “Ipapakita namin sa kanila, magcha-challenge kami sa kanila. Ipapakita naming maganda ‘yung laban sa Saturday.”
Bago ang press con, nagpalitan ng souvenir ang dalawang team.
Sabi ni David Beckham, “Good evening. I just want to say how proud we are to be here, to be a part of this tour. We had a very difficult game yesterday and we’ve been travelling so we’re gonna get some rest today and be ready for the game. So, thank you for the welcome, thank you for the kindness, and hope you enjoy the game.”
Ayon pa kay Beckham, malaki ang respeto nila sa Azkals, pero nagpunta sila rito para manalo.
“You know there are some talented players here. We expect a very difficult game. We always try to play diplomatic football, but it doesn't always happen. We want to win,” aniya.
Dream come true naman para sa Azkals na makilala sina Beckham at Landon Donovan.
Phil: “Na-starstruck ako.”
James Younghusband: “I’m glad I got to speak to him. I remember when we were younger, we were trying to speak to him at Chelsea, and security was stopping us, but this time we got to actually speak to him.”
Aly Borromeo: “You know, I wouldn’t miss this. I flew back from the [United] States this morning...”
Pagkatapos ng press con, nagbihis ng amerikana ang Galaxy at sumaglit sa cocktail party.
Bonus ito lalo na't nagpaunlak ng picture-taking session sina Beckham, Donovan at ibang Galaxy members sa mga football fans. Dyan Castillejo, Patrol ng Pilipino