England's dressing room invader branded the players a "disgrace" after their 0-0 draw with Algeria.
Pavlos Josephâs shock appearance in the dressing room led news bulletins in the hours after the desperate 0-0 draw with Algeria, widely condemned as Englandâs most shameful performance in years.
âThe crazy thing is I only went looking for the toilet,â Manchester United fan Pavlos, 32, from South-East London, told the Sunday Mirror.
âI walked round the outside of the stadium to meet my two cousins and their dad who were at the opposite end of the ground. Weâd arranged to meet at a certain lamp-post on the stadium concourse. When they still hadnât arrived after half an hour, I started needing the toilet.
âI found a security guard, who sent me off back along a walkway underneath the stand out onto the pitch in the direction of the tunnel and explained that there were toilets near there.
âThis was 45 minutes after the game had finished. There were a few photographers packing up their stuff, there were six or so groundsmen working on the grass and a dozen police doing a practice march, but no-one else around.
âI walked across the grass and up the playersâ tunnel. Eventually, I took a right, down a corridor and before I knew it I found myself in the dressing room. There was no door.
âThe next thing I knew, there was David Beckham standing in front of me. He was stood up wearing his grey England three-piece suit, wandering around with his hands in his pockets and looking at the floor. I froze and looked round the room. I couldnât believe where I was.
âI saw Joe Cole walk naked out of the shower a few feet away from me. He glanced at me and then did a massive double-take. Then David looked at me. His face seemed to drop. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion.
"The room was dead silent. The players were sitting on benches with towels round their waists just looking at me. They looked like they were in shock. No-one was moving. It was surreal. Suddenly David spoke. He took a step towards me and said, âWhoa, who are you?â
âAt first I didnât know what to say. I glanced around at everyone again and then looked back at him. I said, âIâm Pavlos and I actually need the toilet.â
âFor a moment, no-one said a word. Then I thought, âWhat the heck. Iâm in the England dressing room. Why not say something?â. I looked David straight in the eye. I said, âDavid, weâve spent a lot of money getting here. This is a disgrace. What are you going to do about it?ââ
He was met with stunned silence.
Then Pavlos, whose Greek Cypriot mother and father Leo and run a fish and chip shop in Crystal Palace where he was born, fixed the other players in his gaze and said: "That was woeful and not good enough."
âThe room was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. Davidâs face changed as if he was going to say something back to me.
âThen, just as quickly, the look turned to confusion and his mouth closed. Straight away, a FIFA official in a suit was alongside me.
âHe told me I had to leave and led me out the way Iâd come in. I didnât say another word to the players and I didnât get an answer from Becks.â