Jazic: Beckham intimidates LA Galaxy teammates

Ante Jazic, now of Chivas USA, has suggested the atmosphere at the LA Galaxy changed once David Beckham arrived.

Ante Jazic, now of Chivas USA, has suggested the atmosphere at the LA Galaxy changed once David Beckham arrived.

Speaking to Insidesocal's Nick Green, Jazic said: "You know what, I enjoyed my time at the Galaxy, it was a great experience. A change of scenery definitely at this point in my career was good for me.

"The locker room (at Chivas USA) is great. Everyone jokes around with each other. Everyone is on an even keel - there's no one ahead of anybody here on the team, so the young guys have their voice in the locker room and it's fun. Everyone has a go at each other. It's just a different dynamic.

"It's tough at the Galaxy when you have David who's a great guy, but it's hard sometimes - you can't really make fun of David, y'know. Well you can, but most guys are afraid to. Here everyone can make fun of everyone. ... Hopefully, the Galaxy get things together, but now I'm with Chivas and we rule the stadium now."
With both teams sharing the same stadium and training facilities some may think they would apply similar training strategies. That is far from the truth, as Jazic continued: “I'm hoping this training camp ends soon because it has been different with Preki, that's for sure. We run a lot - that's what I've noticed here.

"Every training session is difficult. Preki has a philosophy that you train once a day, but that one a day covers about two training sessions, I think. Fitness won't be an issue; hopefully we can keep healthy this year and start to win some games, if we have a healthy squad. I think our team is pretty deep this year - a good blend of young guys and experienced players. I want March 21st to roll around as soon as possible.”

Chivas USA face Colorado Rapids in Los Angeles March 21st.

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