‘Don’t compare me with Zidane’


ew Alaves signing Enzo Zidane has called on reporters to not compare him to his father Zinedine as he has his ‘own way of playing’.

The 22-year-old joined the Basque side from Real Madrid on a three-year contract this summer, meaning the two are likely to go head-to-head this season.

“There have always been comparisons, I am used to that, and do not think much about it,” Enzo told a press conference upon his unveiling.

“My father is my father. I am Enzo. We play in the same position, but I have my own way of playing.

“I think about playing, working hard, improving every day. I am a player with technical quality and a vision of play, for the team above all.


“I like to make the team play well. I will do the most possible so that we all have a great year together.

“Alaves is a club with a project that from the start I have liked a lot, very serious, with a big future – a team which had an incredible season last year, reaching the Copa del Rey final.

“They have gone for young players. From the start I felt happy with all the people here. Among all the options I had it was the best for me. There were no doubts from the start.”