An emotional David Beckham says he didn’t ‘sleep’ or ‘eat’ after he was blamed for England’s World Cup 1998 exit as he retells story in new Netflix documentary.
The football star, now 48, was sent off against Argentina after kicking the back of Diego Simeone's leg, lashing out at the Argentina captain after he had shoved him to the ground.
A new Netflix documentary which 'tells the inside' story about David Beckham's career is set to be released next month.
Sensational clips from the programme shows his wife Victoria, legendry Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, his parents and his former club and England team-mates Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.
And the documentary appears to go into unprecedented depth as it covers the stresses and pressures that dogged Beckham and his family through his professional career.
Speaking about the World Cup exit in 1998, he says: 'I don't think I've ever talked about it just because I can't.
'I wasn't eating. I wasn't sleeping. It took a toll on me that I never even knew myself.'
The streaming giants' new release, entitled 'BECKHAM', will be a four-part series and will land on their platform on October 4th.
The documentary promises the show the former England international's rise from 'humble working-class beginnings' up to his glamorous days at Manchester United, Real Madrid and beyond.
From the trailer alone, it seems a large portion will be focused on his relationships both off and on the pitch.
After England's round of 16 stage defeat, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger then had to watch on as England went on to lose the match on penalties.
The footballer was constantly booed and jeered by fans of opposition clubs for the majority of the following 1998-99 season, with aRead on m.allfootballapp.com