Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has criticised David Beckham for signing a deal with LA Galaxy before informing the Spanish side of his decision.
Beckham last week agreed to join the Major League Soccer club at the end of the season and Capello has stated that he will never play for Real again.
“Beckham signed his contract before he spoke with Madrid and for me that doesn’t seem right,” said Capello.
Capello revealed over the weekend that Beckham’s Real playing days were over.
“Beckham will train with the team but he won’t play,” said Capello.
“A player who has such an important contract with another club, we cannot count on him.”
“I still haven’t spoken to him,” he added.
“I believe that if a player already has a contract elsewhere, then it is not correct to count on him anymore.”
Beckham’s team-mate Ruud van Nistelrooy said he is unsure if Beckham will leave before his Real deal expires in July.
“I don’t have a clue,” said van Nistelrooy. “He will make a decision, maybe he has already made his decision but I don’t know anything about that.”
“Before the game he was in the dressing room, wishing us well, it was good to see,” added Van Nistelrooy.
“His attitude is always good, caring for team, for the club. That’s what he will keep doing.
“As players we care for each other and feel for one another if things happen that are not nice for another one. That’s what I had with David.
“We try to support him, be there for him as much as we can. We can’t change what has happened, unfortunately.”
Capello said the decision to omit Beckham was not one made solely by him.
“If the president says it is my decision, I say that it is the technical staff, Fabio Capello, Predrag Mijatovic and Franco Baldini, who have taken the decision,” said the Italian.
Sporting director Mijatovic added: “Much has been said over the last few days. The coach took a decision and I respect it.
“I think it is logical for a player who has signed a contract with another team to have very limited chances of playing, especially if we take into account that we have many young players who are dying to prove themselves.”