Poll of the Day: Can Beckham still play at the highest level?

The PSG midfielder faced a press backlash following his performance in the Champions League quarter-final first leg but is he still capable of performing at the top?

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham could feature in his side's crucial Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday night, but is he still capable of performing at the highest level?


Never ran around much, but the veteran Englishman was still a picture of cool in the centre of the park, picking his passes well, and providing a decent threat from set-pieces.
Moura aims to control the ball well, on the halfway line, but Alba's high foot earns him a free-kick. Beckham to take, in fact he's done alright in the past half-hour to contain this great Barca side.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star grabbed all the headlines following his January move to the French capital, where he signed for Carlo Ancelotti's side on a five-month deal and agreed to donate his salary to charity.

After initial concerns that the 37-year-old was short of match fitness, Beckham finally made his PSG debut as he came on as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 win over Marseille on February 24.

The former England captain made his first start for the club in a 2-2 draw with Saint-Etienne on March 17, before Ancelotti raised eyebrows with the decision to include him in the starting XI to face Barcelona in first leg of the Champions League tie at the beginning of April.

Beckham was roundly criticised by the French press for his performance in the 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, with negative headlines questioning his physical condition and apparent inability to perform his defensive duties.

Marco Verratti was swiftly reinstated to the starting XI in place of Beckham for PSG's next fixture, a 2-0 win over Rennes on Saturday, although Ancelotti has already hinted that he could put faith in the Englishman for the second leg at Camp Nou.


So ahead of Wednesday's crunch second-leg meeting in Spain, will Beckham get the nod to face Barca and is he still capable of turning in top-level performances against the very best?

Have your say by voting in our poll and be sure to offer your opinion in the comments section below!