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Zidane says he will coach France and not rule out PSG in the future

Zidane says he will coach France and not rule out PSG in the future

06/23/2022 at 09:33

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He said about being a coach

Zidane recalled his signing as a Real Madrid player in 2001, which he justified after his stint at Juventus in Turin because it was “the biggest club in the world”

Zinedine Zidane is convinced that “one day” the coach of France will be the “peak” of his ambition, andin which There is also space for the Paris Saint-Germain seatalthough it is “not positioned” at the moment.

In a lengthy interview given last May to L’Equipe and published this Thursday on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, Zizou reviews his career and talks about the future, which includes sitting one day on the bench of “Bleus”, with whom A. A player who won the world title in 1998.

“It is the most beautiful thing that can be (…) I want to be, of course, I will be, I hope, someday. When? It does not depend on me. But I want to close the circle with the national team, ”said the coach, who seemed confused in the position occupied by Didier Deschamps, at least, until the World Cup in Qatar where he defends the title that was achieved in 2018. The coach recalled what happened. He tested with the national team and that ” He stayed in his head” and waited for his moment: “Now there is a team up front with goals. But if the opportunity presents itself, I will be there.”

The coach confirms that, in the meantime, he wants to continue training and does not rule out sitting on the bench in Paris Saint-Germain one day, rival Olympique Marseille, the club from his hometown.. “You never have to say no, especially when you’re currently a coach. But that’s a pointless question, it’s not right now. But there aren’t 50 clubs I can go to,” he said.

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Zidane recalled his signing as a Real Madrid player in 2001, which he justified after his stint at Juventus in Turin because it was “the biggest club in the world”. The deal, 500 million francs (80 million euros) was the “price of an Airbus”, the highest in history at the time, it looked “amazing” but “there was no other choice” because “Juventus had the right to ask for it and Madrid had to pay” its price.”

“I just turned 29, and I had resources left. I knew I was missing it, Madrid. I needed this change to give strength to my career. He spent five years at Juventus and won everything except the Champions League. We lost him twice. I needed to relaunch myself, a new challenge.”

He admitted that Madrid “was on their mind and that the idea gradually gained strength”. “When you were at Juventus and won everything with the national team, at the age of 28-29 you have to look for another dimension. Madrid was mine. And I knew it was Florentino Perez’s head. And when he thinks of something, everything goes really fast.”

He recounted the meeting that took place in Monaco, during a dinner party where the President of Madrid asked him, on a handkerchief, if he wanted to go to the Spanish capital, and how he answered: “Yes,” and then everything took off. Zidane recalled the three Champions League titles he won as coach with Real Madrid, “a tremendous and deep feeling of loyalty”.

“Winning the Champions League is never a fluke. It’s hard work. Above all, three in a row. I worked as a sick man. We work a lot. The players believed in me and I in them. Zizou said winning as a player doesn’t have the same meaning.

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