London, May 17: David Beckham, who visited White House along with his LA Galaxy teammates on Tuesday, took to Facebook to gush about the day and what meeting the President of the US meant to him.
The footballer insisted that his trip was ‘incredible’.
“I had an incredible day with the rest of the LA Galaxy team yesterday when we met the President at the White House. It was a special honour to be recognised for our achievement last year, great for the MLS and it shows the progress the League has made,” the Mirror quoted Beckham as saying.
“It’s not often you get moments like that in your life but it was a real privilege to meet the President who was warm, engaging and funny. A proud day for me and one of the biggest highlights of my life and career.”
Beckham turned 37 on May 2, and at the White House, the President joked: “I said half his teammates could be his kids. We’re getting old David.”
LA Galaxy were in Washington DC to celebrate their third Major League Soccer title victory in a row, and teach a football clinic, but it was rained off and the team ran a Q ‘n’ A session for young Americans inside the White House.
The team also presented Obama with a football shirt with his name on the back and a signed football, with Obama joking: “I’m not going to flatter myself by assuming these cameras are here for me”. (ANI)