Glenn Hoddle breaks silence on David Beckham Netflix documentary after Man Utd legend's mum added him to 'hit list' | The Sun11/17/2023
GLENN HODDLE has broken his silence on David Beckham's Netflix documentary.
The smash hit series released last month featured scathing criticism of Hoddle by Beckham's wife Victoria and mum Sandra.
A segment of the show explored Golden Balls' infamous red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.
Ahead of the tournament, Hoddle had claimed that Beckham was "not focused" on football amid his blossoming celeb status.
He even dropped Becks for the opening game against Tunisia, before the midfielder forced his way back in.
Following England's penalty shoot-out exit, the Three Lions boss said that Beckham had "cost" his country.
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The then-Manchester United star received pelters from fans back in the UK, much to the ire of his loved ones.
Reflecting during the documentary, Sandra revealed: "Glenn Hoddle said his head wasn’t in the right place [before Tunisia], didn’t he?
"I just put him on my hit list – people that upset me."
Victoria added: "Glenn Hoddle didn’t come out and try to protect him. And how old was David, 23? You’re a kid at 23.
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"Glenn Hoddle was a man. I wouldn’t say a man actually, he was an older person."
Appearing on talkSPORT, Hoddle responded to the documentary.
The 66-year-old said: "I’ve got no problem with David. He was a fabulous player for me and one of the best players this country has produced.
"I haven’t seen the documentary, I’ve got no worries with what he said. If it goes well, I wish him all the success.
"I believe his mum had a little dig at me. Well, my mum would have defended me to the hilt as well."
Beckham, now 48, went on to win fans back over – becoming England captain and the Three Lions' most capped outfield player with 115, before later being overtaken by Wayne Rooney.
He played twice more for Hoddle following the 1998 World Cup controversy before the Tottenham legend was sacked as boss.
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