David Beckham gives reporter ‘world exclusive’ by mistake

September 7, 2006

David Beckham created a media storm when he said Victoria was pregnant again.
When asked “Enhorabuena! Es verdad que vas a ser padre?’ Becks mistakenly said “si”. Full marks for the grammatical correctness of his answer, though it turns out that he misunderstood the question. Beckham is, apparently, no stranger to blunders with his Spanish. “He once branded his own team losers during a radio interview by mistake. Last February he blurted out the f-word in Spanish during a TV interview.” The first ‘Spanish’ phrase he was heard to use came halfway through his second season in Spain:
“El partido con Atléti was mucho major para todos. Siete puntos es mucho mejor para jugadores.” Since then he has come on in leaps and bounds . Indeed, he was sent off in his last league game of the 2004 season for calling the referee a “hijo de puta.” Even when he does show a considerable grasp of the language, the poor fellow still gets criticised for using cliches such as “Vamos mejorando pero tenemos que seguir trabajando juntos.” I gather that when asked how he felt about being dropped from the England team he replied “Obviamente estoy destripado. Al fin del día estoy enfermo como un loro.”

Here some more Spanish football phrases he might find useful:

estoy sobre la luna
el fútbol es un juego de dos mitades/ noventa minutos
un pase de regla de cálculo
un bueno toque para un hombre grande
él estará desilusionado por eso
es una cosa de extremo al extremo
ambos equipos merecian ganar
un especialista del balón muerto
está en su territorio
el fútbol es un juego viejo y curioso
es un tiempo de espaldas contra el muro
es el tiempo de levantarse y ser contado
este partido tiene cero cero escrito en todo el partido
es un calidad jugador
él marca goles por gusto
era sólo uno de ésos días para
nosotros estaba sin suerte
él está en llamas

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: