Agence France-PresseFebruary 19, 2013 11:31
Joey Barton has played down the threat posed by his compatriot David Beckham who is set for his first Ligue 1 run out since joining Paris Saint Germain against Barton's Marseille on Sunday.
"PSG have lots of big names and great players. Beckham is a big star off the pitch but on the pitch, to be honest, he's not a major worry," Barton, on loan at the Velodrome from Queens Park Rangers, suggested at a press conference here on Tuesday.
"He triggers a lot less fear than when he was playing in the Premier League," Barton added of the former Manchester United icon.