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French legend Lizarazu slams Beckham over PSG commitment

PSG midfielder David Beckham has been slammed by World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu.

Lizarazu blasted the Manchester United legend for flying to the Far East rather than preparing for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona.

Lizarazu, 43, who played for France 97 times, said: "The Beckham debate is to know whether David Beckham is a marketing product or a football player.

"I'm sorry, but when you go to China to promote football 10 days before the most important game in PSG's history, then it's not good preparation, it's not professional. No other big club would let a so-called player go so far away.

"In which case don't sell David Beckham to us as a football player who is coming to strengthen PSG.

"If he's sold to us as a marketing product, then that's great.

"Since he has arrived, people are talking about PSG the world over.

"But the ambiguity is that they're trying to make us believe he's still important for their sporting project."

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