Midfielder to start Coupe de France clash with Marseille.
David Beckham is to make his full debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday when the club host Marseille for the second time in four days in the Coupe de France.
Beckham made his debut from the bench on Sunday in a 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Marseille to help consolidate PSG’s place at the top of the table, helping to set up the crucial second goal in his brief appearance.
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And Beckham, who is donating his entire salary during his time at PSG to children’s charities in Paris, is now set to make his full debut for PSG against a Marseille including Joey Barton in the last-16 round cup clash.
Beckham will be deployed in a defensive midfield role and will replace the suspended Marco Verratti with manager Carlo Ancelotti telling reporters: “Yes, Beckham will start in the position of Marco Verratti.
“It’s an important position. Beckham must help make the play and defensively have a good tactical position on the pitch – he will have the same things to do as Verratti. Can he still take corners and free-kicks? He has the quality to do so. He can play a whole match.”
Beckham joined the big-spending French side on a free transfer in January having left the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the MLS season and was initially set to make his first appearance in a PSG shirt against Sochaux last weekend having been put through his paces in training.
He did not make the PSG squad for that game, which ended with a surprise 3-2 defeat, and instead made his debut when PSG hosted title rivals Marseille on Sunday. The former England captain is due to stay at the Parc des Princes until the end of the season.