Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has withdrawn the remarks he made about David Beckham earlier in the week.
Beckham was one of several Real players criticised by Calderon during a conference on Tuesday, but the the Real chief has now issued a statement apologising for his controversial remarks.
“I want to apologise a thousand times to anyone that might have been offended,” Calderon said.
“But I want people to know that everything I’ve done since I got here has been for the good of the club.”
Beckham will depart for LA Galaxy in a £128million deal when his contract at the Bernabeu expires at the end of the season, and Calderon acknowledged his attitude had always been exceptional.
Calderon added: “Beckham has changed his approach because his attitude is not going to be the same when he moves outside of Europe.
“Beckham is an elite footballer and he has always shown exemplary behaviour.”