British soccer superstar David Beckham is determined to master the Spanish language - despite ditching his former home town of Madrid, Spain, for a new life in Los Angeles. The former England captain, who played for Spanish side Real Madrid before relocating to the U.S. earlier this month (Jul07), has hired a tutor and snapped up a selection of tapes to educate him in the language. He admits, "I can understand more than I can speak."