Asked about the comparison between Zinedine Zidane and Didier Deschamps, Emmanuel Petit believes that the former number 10 of the Blues has yet to prove that he is better than the current coach of the France team.
Definitely, Didier Deschamps’ contract extension at the head of the France team has not stopped the debate. This Tuesday, RMC once again devoted part of the show Rothen ignites to the battle for the post of coach of the Blues, which “DD” won at the expense of Zinedine Zidane. We could see that the subject was burning, especially when Noël Le Graët had the misfortune to criticize “Zizou” to defend his choice.
For Jérôme Rothen, the difference between the two lies on a very specific point.“In terms of image, Zidane is way above Deschamps and whatever Didier does, he will never be able to reach him or match him. believes the former PSG midfielder. After at the sporting level, as a coach, for me there is not one higher than the other. »
Petit wants to see Zidane at another club
Emmanuel Petit is more or less of the same opinion, and would even lean more in favor of Deschamps with regard to the coaching career. “Is Deschamps condemned to be in the shadow of Zidane? Me I don’t think, responds the 1998 world champion, taking up the theme of the show’s sequence. If DD is to win another title, be it a World Cup or a Euro, what he has achieved since taking office is considerable. »
“DD’s longevity also speaks for itself, continues the former Arsenal player. Wherever he goes, it turns to gold. The longevity speaks for itself. What Zizou has done is remarkable… but over three years. And that’s in the context of Real Madrid. Now that DD has extended, I would like him to take a risk and go train at another club to see what he can do. »
🇬🇧 Manu Petit: “Deschamps, wherever he goes, it turns to gold. The longevity speaks for itself. What Zizou has done is remarkable… but over three years. I would like him to take a take the risk and train at another club to see what he can do.” pic.twitter.com/fMbSPiLy4U
— Rothen s’enflamme (@Rothensenflamme) January 17, 2023
And Emmanuel Petit to end his plea in favor of Didier Deschamps: “We have the right not to like his management or the way he plays, but we cannot take away all the titles he has won and all the finals. »