David Beckham gave an interview to MARCA newspaper, on the occasion of the launch of the “Beckham” series in a special series about the world’s most influential athletes.

“Beckham” – a 4-part Netflix documentary series – tells the inside story of a soccer star and global cultural icon.

Why did you want to make this documentary and why now?

This is the right time. This year marks 10 years since I retired and to be honest, I’ve always thought about making a documentary about my life. I want to make that movie right now, just not sure if I can do it or not?

Everyone kept saying: “Oh Beck, your life is so great, let’s talk about it.” That story is not only about football and my football career, but also about my family, about marrying Posh Spice and my adventures.

Reviewing my entire life was a rollercoaster of emotions. It was so special and worth it.

The film is surprisingly detailed and realistic. Why do you value self-expression so much?

Throughout my life, I have always done everything perfectly. And if I’m going to do this, I have to do it right because I’m only going to do it once. Surely there is only one movie about David Beckham even though I like to look at my life, so it has to be the most complete and epic.

You know, my family values privacy very much even though they are both public figures and very famous in the world.

But people don’t really know us in the way shown in this documentary series. I want to let everyone enter that private area, of course only in certain aspects of daily life.

I am a normal father and husband. I take my children to school, cook dinner and breakfast for them. People have never seen those things. So, this movie will help them see. That’s the purpose of the best documentary about my life.