The legendary French football player and now coach Zinedine Zidane was unnecessarily attacked by the president of the Football Association of France, Noel Le Graet, after it was confirmed that the cooperation with Didier Deschamps was extended until the summer of 2026.
Zidane was mentioned for a long time as a possible successor to Deschamps after the World Cup in Qatar, but in the end it didn’t happen. Le Graet unexpectedly attacked Zidane last night and that in front of television cameras and it is still unclear why he did it.
“I have nothing to say, let him go where he wants, to a club or a national team, I am not interested in that at all.” Did he try to call me? Of course, but I wouldn’t even raise it,” said the first man of French football.
Reactions immediately followed, in defense of Zidane came Kylian Mbappe, the Minister of Sports of France, Franck Ribéry, French stars from the NBA and many others who condemned Le Graet’s behavior and words. Zidane has had a glittering career and is perhaps the best French footballer of all time, leading the national team to the World and European Championship titles in 1998 and 2000 and to the World Cup final in 2006, winning three titles in a row at the start of his coaching career. in the Champions League which no pundit has managed in the modern era.