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Brooklyn Beckham Quit Football Amid Pressure To "Live Up To" Father David Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham also revealed how his father felt when he was released from the Arsenal Club. 

Brooklyn Beckham is sad that he didn't follow in his father's footsteps as a football player.

The 23-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham was let go from Arsenal's academy at the age of 16, a move that has haunted him since. 

In a Variety interview, Brooklyn — whose father captained England and played for Manchester United and Real Madrid — said: “My dad wasn’t sad, because he was like, I just want you to be happy. But of course I was sad. It was my whole life since I was literally two.”

Brooklyn added that the pressure "to try and live up to what my dad did in football, I was just like, that's going to be a bit difficult."

Brooklyn has since found a new passion for cooking, and the London-born star would one day love to open a pub on the west coast of the US.

He said: "I would love to have my own pub. I would love to have my own sauces, knives, pots and pans. Not like a chef — I’m always going to be learning about cooking.

"I want to have so many TV shows, and hopefully one day open up a pub in LA, because L.A. needs a pub."

Beckham also talked about starting a “big family” with his wife, Nicola Peltz Beckham. 

The 27-year-old actress shared: "We don’t plan on having kids anytime in the next year. But we would love to have a big family one day — we would love to have some of our own, and we would love to adopt."

Brooklyn is looking forward to the challenge of fatherhood, but he doesn't want to rush his wife. He said: "I keep saying to my wife, I can’t wait to be a dad. I’m ready to have kids, but I always tell my wife, whenever you want." 

The couple is also open to doing a reality show. “I’ve always said to my wife, we should actually do a reality TV show, because she’s so funny,” said Brooklyn.

“And we take the piss out of each other all the time. She sometimes doesn’t get my English humour.”— BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

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