President of the French Federation charges against Zidane; Mbappé and Real Madrid come out in defense of the coach
“I wouldn’t even have answered the phone to Zinedine Zidane,” declared the president of the French Football Federation, Noel LeGraetthis Sunday on RMC radio, one day after renewing as coach until 2026 Didier Deschamps.
Zidane’s response to the offer to be DT of the United States
Asked if Zidanewhich seemed like the number 1 option to replace Deschampshad called him in recent days, Le Graet He was forceful with the French football legend.
“I would not have answered the phone. To tell him what, ‘Hello sir, don’t worry, look for another club, I just reached an agreement with Didier’?
The 81-year-old president of the FFF was also very dry when asked about the information linking Zidane with the bench of the Brazilian team.
”I’d be surprised if he went there. He can do what he wants, it doesn’t concern me. We have not met and we have never considered separating from Didier Deschamps, ”he said.
“I don’t have anyone to save, he can go wherever he wants, to a club, he will have many who love him in Europe, a great club,” he added.
The statements of Le Graet were criticized by the young star kylian mbappe. “Zidane is France, you can’t disrespect the legend like that,” wrote the player from psg On twitter.
Statement from Real Madrid
The Real Madrid regretted “the lack of respect” of the president of the French federation towards Zidane for his latest statements.
“Real Madrid regrets the unfortunate statements made” by Le Graet “about Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest legends of world sport,” said the white team in an official statement on Monday.
“These words show a lack of respect towards one of the figures most admired by football fans around the world and our club expects an immediate rectification,” the club added.
The Real Madrid remember that Zidane “World champion and European champion defending the shirt of his country, among many other titles, represents the values of sport.”