Barry Robson has told Vancouver Whitecaps fans to expect his competitive spirit to come to the fore after a midfield battle with David Beckham on his home debut for the club.
The 33-year-old scored his first MLS goal to put the Canadians 2-0 ahead of LA Galaxy before Bruce Arena’s side battled back to claim a point.
The Scotland international clashed with Beckham on a number of occasions during the match but both men laughed the encounter off after the match.
Robson praised the Englishman, saying: “He is a terrific footballer and is a great ambassador for the game.
“A lot of people look up to him. He’s a terrific talent and a nice guy as well.
“When you’re on the football pitch, I’m sure he doesn’t care who anybody is and I don’t care who anybody is.
“I’m just trying to win the game for my team and he’s trying to win for his team.
“That’s football, you argue with people all the time and when you get to know me you’ll probably find that out quite a lot.”
Beckham pulled one a goal back for LA before substitute Jose Villareal grabbed a point in the 87th minute.
He added: “He’s Scottish and I’m English so there is always a little bit of bite there
“We went at it a little bit but we spoke after and it was all fine.”
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