Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Beckham: My kids are under pressure

David Beckham says the secret to his successful marriage is spending quality time with wife Victoria

David Beckham has revealed there is already pressure on his children to follow in the footsteps of their sports star dad.

The footballer - who is father to sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, Cruz, seven, and 12-month-old daughter Harper with Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer wife Victoria - told Esquire magazine people expect his sons to be football champions like him.

David said: "There's a lot of pressure on them. They go for try-outs and people automatically think David Beckham's son is going to bend the ball in the top corner at the age of six."

But he added: "They're very confident kids. They take it in their stride."

The 37-year-old also revealed that while he and wife Victoria may appear to be constantly flying around the world for their work, the secret to his successful 13-year-marriage is spending regular quality time together.

David said: "As much as we work hard and we love to spend time with our kids, that's our main priority. We make sure we go out for dinner once a week."

The full interview appears in the September issue of Esquire, on sale Thursday August 2 2012. For the exclusive video from the David Beckham Esquire shoot go to

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