David Beckham enjoys 'perfect' debut for PSG

25 February 2013 08:50

David Beckham reflected back on a 'perfect day' after making his Paris St Germain debut in a 2-0 victory over their arch rivals Marseille.

The former England captain came off the bench in the 76th minute to become the 400th player to represent the club with PSG leading 1-0 at the time. And shortly afterwards he chipped a pass into the left-hand channel of the area for Jeremy Menez, whose cross was tucked in by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his 22nd goal of the season.

A delighted Beckham said on his club's website, www.psg.fr: "I'm very happy tonight, mainly because of the victory. We have played better but it was very important to win. Today was the perfect day. Not only because I'm the 400th player in the history of the club but also because I'm part of a very special team."

He added: "The welcome from the supporters was unbelievable, and I want to say thank you to them."

PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti had waited to give Beckham his debut as the former Manchester United and Real Madrid built up his fitness having not played a competitive match since he helped the Los Angeles Galaxy to the MLS Cup title - his final game for the club after a five-year stay - last December.

Beckham could now make two appearances in four days for his new club after former Chelsea boss Ancelotti suggested the 37-year-old could face Marseille again in midweek.

The Italian said: "Beckham played because he was in the right physical condition and certain players needed a breather. It could be that David Beckham will play on Wednesday in the Coupe de France."

Source: PA