Beckham has no plans to give up expat life
22 May 2006, MADRID — David Beckham has revealed he and wife Victoria have no plans to return home from Spain even when he retires from football.
22 May 2006
MADRID — David Beckham has revealed he and wife Victoria have no plans to return home from Spain even when he retires from football.
In a television interview to be screened tomorrow, the 31-year-old said he would like to end his career at Real Madrid.
Even wife Victoria is happy to stay, despite reports when they first moved over that she was unhappy about it and determined not to become a "senorita", the British Evening Standard reported.
In the TV interview, filmed in Spain, Beckham admitted that at first he was so upset to leave Manchester United three years ago that he cried after signing for the Spanish club.
He also revealed that "lies" told about him have left him unable to trust anyone.
Beckham told the programme: "I want to settle down here, my family's happy here, I'm happy playing football here."
Victoria, asked if she wanted to return to England when David retired, said: "I'm not sure we would now and no one's more surprised than me about saying this, but I don't want to go back right now.
"We've got our house, we've got a nice set of friends, the kids are happy."
It is an apparent change of heart from her attitude three years ago when the ex-Spice Girl was said to have told a friend: "I'm not going to be no senorita."
Asked if he wanted to end his career at Real Madrid, Beckham said: "I think so, yeah. I think so.
Meanwhile, he revealed the effect years of being in the public spotlight had on him, saying: "It's impossible to trust people for me. And I don't like it being like that, I'm not that sort of person.
Subject: Spanish news