"I [reacted] the same way I've always come back from things, like whenever people say I'm not up to the job. I proved to him I am a professional. I think he said, 'How can he be committed to the team when he's signed to someone else?' But I proved I am committed; it doesn't matter if I'm going. I'll still go flying into tackles and try and win something with this team."
-- David Beckham on coming into Real Madrid's first team after being dropped by Coach Fabio Capello in January when the Englishman announced he would sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy. (Sky Sports)