David Beckham’s mother reveals she feared her son would “lose everything” when he started dating Victoria in a teaser for the footballer’s Netflix documentary.
The trailer, released on Tuesday, gives a glimpse of what’s in store for the four-part series titled Beckham, which chronicles the star’s humble beginnings in working-class east London to becoming a global football star.
In the 2-minute clip released ahead of the show’s October 4 launch, Sandra, 74, talks about the start of Beckham’s romance with Victoria, 49.
David’s mother admits she feared he would be sidetracked from his career at Manchester United when Victoria, who was part of the UK’s biggest girl group the Spice Girls, came onto the scene.
Sandra said: “We were afraid he would lose everything he worked for because football had always come first and suddenly that wasn’t the case anymore.”
First look: David Beckham’s mother reveals she feared her son would ‘lose everything’ when he started dating Victoria in teaser for footballer’s Netflix documentary
‘I was afraid he would lose everything’: In the 2-minute clip released before the show’s October 4 launch, Sandra, 74, talks about the start of Beckham’s romance with Victoria, 49.
Beckham and Victoria became a brand through which they secured lucrative contracts with clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers.
But early in her relationship with David in 1997, Victoria says her manager at the time told her to “keep it a secret”.
She says: “We used to meet in car parks and it’s not as seedy as it looks.”
And David appears to have a conflicting opinion of his former Man United manager Alex Ferguson, as he says about how his fame was catapulted due to interest in his relationship with Victoria: “It definitely hasn’t changed me.”
Alex, 81, then declared: ‘Well, he’s changed. there is no doubt.
Elsewhere in the trailer, Posh and Becks admit how hard they struggled when their romance became public, leading them to become the UK’s most famous couple.
He says, “We were drowning,” to which Victoria adds, “But we kept moving.”
David also discusses how he didn’t ‘sleep’ or ‘eat’ after being blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup when he was sent off against Argentina.
Beckham was sent off for kicking the back of Diego Simeone’s leg with his heel during their round of 16 defeat, lashing out at the Argentina captain after pushing him to the ground.
Concern: David’s mother feared he would be sidetracked from his career at Manchester United when Victoria, who was part of the Spice Girls, came on the scene.
Girl power: Victoria pictured alongside bandmates Mel C, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B as they met King Charles
Unchanged: David appears to have a conflicting opinion of his former Man United manager Alex Ferguson, as he says of his rise to glory: ‘It definitely hasn’t changed me’
Without beating around the bush: Alex, 81, then declares: “Well, he’s changed. There’s no doubt about it
Secret: But early in her relationship with David in 1997, Victoria says her manager at the time told her to “keep it a secret.” She says, “We used to meet in parking lots.”
Candid: David also discusses how he didn’t ‘sleep’ or ‘eat’ after being blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup when he was sent off against Argentina.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger then had to watch England lose on penalties.
He said: “I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it because I can’t. I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep.
Beckham also reveals how he tackled Sir Alex Ferguson during their infamous locker room kicking incident.
In a segment of the new ‘BECKHAM’ trailer, the ex-Manchester United star appeared to lift the lid on the 2003 incident.
20 years ago, Beckham had to be stitched above his left eye after Ferguson inadvertently hit him with a stray boot in the Manchester United dressing room following the Red Devils’ FA Cup fifth round exit against Arsenal.
During the incident’s brief moment in the trailer, Beckham mimes the moment he realizes he’s been hit in the head, saying, “And then I’m gone like that” as his hand moves away from his face.
David Beckham has revealed how he lashed out at Sir Alex Ferguson after their infamous dressing room kicking incident in 2003.
Beckham was left with a bandage over his eye after being caught by his boss’s flying boot
He then abruptly gets up from his seat in one quick movement, saying, “And then I left like that!” “.
The producer asks: “Did you go after him?” In response, Beckham nods and says, “Yeah.”
Although Ferguson is known for giving players his famous hairdryer during team talks, it later emerged he was aiming for a pile of clothes on the floor of the Old Trafford dressing room.
Reflecting on the 2017 incident, Beckham said: “I had made a few mistakes during the match and he came into the dressing room and we had a few words.
“He started walking towards me and threw a pile of clothes on the floor. This boot came out and it hit me, then I realized how accurate it was!’.
During the Netflix trailer, Beckham acts as he realizes he’s been hit by a boot.
Ferguson and Beckham pictured as former England star signed for Manchester United
Last July, Netflix confirmed that the documentary series featuring the sportsman was in the works, following reports he had signed a £16million deal with the streaming giant.
In the series, David looks back on his early days growing up in working class East London, and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the most recognizable athletes of all time.
It features a mix of never-before-seen personal archive footage from the last 40 years as well as interviews with David, his family and friends, as well as key figures who have been part of his journey on and off the pitch.
Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens – who also stars as Hugo in the hit series Succession – serves as director and executive producer, alongside Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek.
David is producing the project with his television company Studio 99, launched in 2019, in association with Ventureland.
The former Manchester United player wrote in an Instagram post: “I’m delighted to confirm that I’m partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career.
“The series will feature never-before-seen archives, untold stories as well as interviews with the people who have been part of my journey.
“The series is directed and produced by Academy Award winners @fisherstevens and John Battsek. Watch this space… @studio99.’
It was reportedly inspired by Michael Jordan’s documentary The Last Dance, which began streaming on the platform in 2020.
Beckham launches on Netflix on Wednesday, October 4.