21/09/2015 06:51 BST | Updated 21/09/2015 06:59 BST

David Beckham Wasn't Happy With His Son's Football Confession: 'It Broke My Heart A Little'

Victoria Beckham recently admitted it was like a "dagger" through her heart when Harper said she wanted to play football, but now it's David Beckham's turn to feel downhearted about one of their children's career choices.

Beckham - who has four children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and Harper, four, - has revealed how it felt when one of his sons told him he didn't want to play football.

Speaking to ABC News, the former professional footballer said: "One of my boys turned around to me the other day and said, ‘Daddy, you know, I’m not sure I want to play football all the time…’ It broke my heart a little bit."

Which son made the claim? Beckham didn't let on.

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Beckham said his son's reason for not wanting to play football was because he was always referred to as "David Beckham's son".

His son told him: "If I’m not as good as you, then it’s not good enough."

But doting dad Beckham said he replied: "Ok, stop right there… You play because you want to play."

Beckham's oldest son Brooklyn left the Arsenal youth academy in February after failing to land a contract.


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