English Premiership

Beckham signs off from Spurs

2011-02-21 19:45
David Beckham (AFP)

London - David Beckham bid farewell to Tottenham Hotspur by treating the club's players and backroom staff to a pie and mash dinner, manager Harry Redknapp said on Monday.

Beckham, who is returning to the Los Angeles Galaxy, has been training with Spurs for the past six weeks to get fit for the start of the new Major League Soccer season in the United States.

The midfielder left Spurs after training on Monday, but not before ordering in pie and mash, a traditional working-class London meal. Redknapp teased reporters at the club's training ground when he said: "You don't know what it is.

"It's only us Cockneys that know - I had three actually; I nicked an extra pie. I was brought up on it in the East End, it was fantastic.

"He had them delivered but I think some of the foreign lads were not too sure what to make of it - so we had their portions!"

Redknapp had intended Beckham to play for Spurs on loan but the deal fell through last month. Redknapp, however, has since hinted Beckham could play for the Premier League club in future.

Tottenham travel to Blackpool for a league match on Tuesday and would climb to third place in the table, behind Manchester United and Arsenal, with a third successive away league win.

Redknapp is battling with a long injury list, which worsened on Sunday when forward Rafael van der Vaart was ruled out after aggravating a calf problem in training.

Redknapp thinks the Dutchman will be fit to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on March 6 and is confident he will be fit for the Champions League clash with AC Milan at White Hart Lane three days later.

Gareth Bale will also miss the game at Blackpool, as will Jonathan Woodgate, who picked up a groin injury in Milan last week on his first appearance for the club in 15 months.

Vedran Corluka, who suffered an ankle injury following a two-footed challenge from Mathieu Flamini at the San Siro, is another absentee, but Luka Modric is expected to play after showing no after-effects from his appendix operation.

Read more on:    epl  |  david beckham


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 November 2015
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 17:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 17:00
Sunderland v Stoke City, Stadium of Light 17:00
Aston Villa v Watford, Villa Park 17:00
Bournemouth v Everton, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester United, King Power Stadium 19:30
29 November 2015
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, White Hart Lane 14:00
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion, Boleyn Ground 16:05
Liverpool v Swansea City, Anfield 18:15
Norwich City v Arsenal, Carrow Road 18:15
05 December 2015
Stoke City v Manchester City, Britannia Stadium 14:45
Arsenal v Sunderland, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Leicester City, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v West Ham United, Old Trafford 17:00
Southampton v Aston Villa, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The Hawthorns 17:00
Watford v Norwich City, Vicarage Road 17:00
Chelsea v Bournemouth, Stamford Bridge 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.