Zinedine Zidane: 'David Beckham is class'

Zidane: 'Beckham is class'
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France legend Zinedine Zidane hails David Beckham's professionalism.

Zinedine Zidane has hailed the professionalism of David Beckham following his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The legendary Frenchman believes that Beckham still has the quality to influence games at the highest level despite his age, and says that the former Manchester United man is "class".

"Some players today could benefit from his level of professionalism," Zidane told Canal+.

"He is a truly great professional. He is going to show some professionalism and that cannot hurt some of the guys today. Now at 37 years old, he does not play every game for 90 minutes, but is still capable of influencing any match in the 20 or 30 minutes he has.

"This is a man who loves the sport. At the age of 37, his passion is still there. Beckham is someone who comes 45 minutes early to training and leaves a half an hour after everyone has left. The guy is class."

Beckham played with Zidane during his time at Real Madrid from 2003 to 2007.

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