Beckham sends parting gift to Spurs

The traditional British dish of pie and mash was on the menu for Tottenham’s players this week, courtesy of David Beckham.

The 35-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder and former England captain has spent the last six weeks training with the Premier League side in a bid to maintain his fitness going into the new MLS season.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp had nothing but praise for Beckham’s gesture of kindness.

“It’s David’s last day with us. We’ve enjoyed having him here and, as I have said before, and I’m not just saying this, you couldn’t meet a nicer fellow,” Redknapp said.

“Absolute top class, a top class person. We all know he has been a great player but he is a great guy as well.”

“I had three pie and mash actually. I knicked an extra pie that day because I was brought up on pie and mash in the east end of London. It was fantastic.”

“He had pie and mash delivered from Waltham Abbey or somewhere up the road. There’s a lovely pie and mash shop there and we all tucked into some. I think some of the foreign lads weren’t too sure what to make of pie and mash but we eat their portion.”

LA Galaxy kick off their new season on March 16 away to the Seattle Sounders, while Tottenham take on Blackpool on Tuesday.