Inter Miami first-team coach Phil Neville has revealed that David Beckham has sent him a serious message after Romeo Beckham's official debut as a professional footballer.
Beckham junior played no less than 79 minutes and in his father's once right midfield position for Miami's reserve team Fort Lauderdale in the US' third tier.
The 19-year-old coach said that Beckham was quick to ask for his son to be the subject of hard demands from coach to player because of the Beckham name.
"I think the first thing that David said to me was, 'You have got to be harder on him than anyone else,'" he said, according to the Daily Mirror.
"He has got to work harder than anyone else to get into that team because there will be questions, there will be expectations on his shoulders."
"He has got a lot of pressure and expectation on his shoulders, but what he has got is his feet firmly on the ground.
"He knows he has got a lot of development to do, and he has got all the right attributes – character, determination, good person – to have a really good opportunity of making it in professional football," he concluded.
Meanwhile, David Beckham might be keen to watch Manchester United's expected second-string team against West Ham United in the EFL Cup this week.