Originally Posted by LJJ
I don't know if you can really say something like "his days with Real Madrid were considered a failure" based on the success of Real Madrid as a team.
Beckham never was instrumental to Real Madrid's success, but he was never supposed to be either. He was a good starting caliber player, but never one of the premier players in the world or anything.
Well, since Beckham joined the team in 2003, Real Madrid hadn't won La Liga for three years in a row while the team still had shit loads of world class talents until Beck's last contract year. It clearly was not because of him alone but it looked like some kind of curse back then.