Emotional David Beckham says he didn’t ‘sleep’ or ‘eat’ after he was blamed for England’s World Cup 1998 exit when he was sent off against Argentina as he retells story in new Netflix documentary

An emotional David Beckham says he didn’t ‘sleep’ or ‘eat’ after he was blamed for England’s World Cup 1998 exit as he retells story in new Netflix documentary.

The football star, now 48, was sent off against Argentina after kicking the back of Diego Simeone‘s leg, lashing out at the Argentina captain after he had shoved him to the ground.

A new Netflix documentary which ‘tells the inside’ story about David Beckham‘s career is set to be released next month.

Sensational clips from the programme shows his wife Victoria, legendry Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, his parents and his former club and England team-mates Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.

And the documentary appears to go into unprecedented depth as it covers the stresses and pressures that dogged Beckham and his family through his professional career.

Speaking about the World Cup exit in 1998, he says: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it just because I can’t.

First look at David Beckham’s emotional Netflix documentary series

Netflix's new release, entitled 'BECKHAM', will be a four-part series and will land on their platform on October 4th

Netflix’s new release, entitled ‘BECKHAM’, will be a four-part series and will land on their platform on October 4th

The documentary appears to go into unprecedented depth as it covers the stresses and pressures that dogged Beckham and his family through his professional career

The documentary appears to go into unprecedented depth as it covers the stresses and pressures that dogged Beckham and his family through his professional career

The football star, now 48, was sent off against Argentina after kicking the back of Diego Simeone's leg, lashing out at the Argentina captain after he had shoved him to the ground

The football star, now 48, was sent off against Argentina after kicking the back of Diego Simeone’s leg, lashing out at the Argentina captain after he had shoved him to the ground

‘I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t sleeping. It took a toll on me that I never even knew myself.’

The streaming giants’ new release, entitled ‘BECKHAM’, will be a four-part series and will land on their platform on October 4th.

The documentary promises the show the former England international’s rise from ‘humble working-class beginnings’ up to his glamorous days at Manchester UnitedReal Madrid and beyond.

Further clips show heartwarming home video of their children and wedding day, alongside resurfaced interviews with the star in his prime.

From the trailer alone, it seems a large portion will be focused on his relationships both off and on the pitch.

After England’s round of 16 stage defeat, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger then had to watch on as England went on to lose the match on penalties.

The footballer was constantly booed and jeered by fans of opposition clubs for the majority of the following 1998-99 season, with a burning effigy of him and death threats among the worst of the backlash to his red card.

Beckham also touches on the infamous dressing room incident between himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, where the United coach supposedly kicked a boot at the England star.

He appears to admit that he ‘went at’ his manager after the incident as he discusses the furore with an interviewer.

The documentary promises the show the former England international's rise from 'humble working-class beginnings' up to his glamorous days at Manchester United , Real Madrid and beyond

The documentary promises the show the former England international’s rise from ‘humble working-class beginnings’ up to his glamorous days at Manchester United , Real Madrid and beyond

Beckham also touches on the infamous dressing room incident between himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, where the United coach supposedly kicked a boot at the England star

Beckham also touches on the infamous dressing room incident between himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, where the United coach supposedly kicked a boot at the England star

The show also goes into Beckham's relationship with his wife Victoria - as they trace their family life through his career

The show also goes into Beckham’s relationship with his wife Victoria – as they trace their family life through his career

He now has three children with the former Spice Girl - Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12

He now has three children with the former Spice Girl – Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12

Netflix promises that ‘the series takes you on that rollercoaster and builds a surprising, personal and definitive story of one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time.’

This includes Beckham’s relationship with his wife Victoria – as they trace their family life through his career.

He now has three children with the former Spice Girl – Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12.

Speaking about the start of their relationship, she revealed that they were advised at first to keep it ‘under wraps’ – and they even met in car parks to avoid public scrutiny.

She says: ‘My manager kept saying: “Try and keep it under wraps.”

‘So we would meet in car parks – and that’s not as seedy as it sounds!’

Adding to her comment, David jokes: ‘Classy!’

And she opens up at being at the center of the ‘circus’ – with shocking footage showing one of their children crying as fans pound on their car as they drive past.

In the clip David – who drives as Victoria sits in the back – says: ‘It’s all right Buster. They can’t get in the car.’

Looking back on the period, Victoria adds: ‘It’s entertaining when the circus comes to town, right? Unless you’re in it.’

Since retiring from the sport, ‘Becks’ has taken on a number of ambitions, such as his ownership role with MLS side Inter Miami.

Earlier this summer, the club secured one of the most startling transfers in football history as Beckham managed to convince Lionel Messi to join the club.

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