David Beckham caught up with some old friends as he visited Real Madrid’s training camp in Los Angeles. The former Madrid man chatted to present-day galacticos Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso as well as shaking hands with many of the other players. Real are playing in the International Champions Cup and face Roma in Dallas on Tuesday. Beckham told reporters that he thought the current Madrid squad contained ‘special players’ and was excited by the signing of James Rodriguez. He said: ‘He’s a great player, he had a great World Cup, is a young player who is obviously very talented and he scored for me the best goal of the World Cup.’ Beckham didn’t win the Champions league during his spell in Madrid but he said he was delighted for the manager, the president and the players for last season’s ‘incredible’ achievement.