While the state of the relationship between Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane never ceases to be talked about, a close friend of the two men has cracked a big tune-up.
Former teammates at Juventus Turin and obviously in the France team, Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane are two of the most beautiful symbols of French football. This was the case on the field and it also became so on the benches. But if there was room for two in midfield when they were players, the two men are now walking on the same platforms. What to create, by the very admission of the tricolor coach, “a sporting rivalry”.
For many observers, this “sporting rivalry” nevertheless hides a deeper antagonism, which nevertheless refutes some of their former teammates in blue. “They don’t go on vacation together, but that doesn’t mean they’re rivals. The only opposition is that they are, at the same time, two potential candidates for identical functions.commented for So Foot a former player of France 98, another adding: « I don’t want to answer that, it’s a confusing question when there’s nothing. »
A relative of the 98 world champions was nevertheless more forthcoming on the subject. “In 1969, after his ousting from the government, Pompidou said ‘I think I have a national destiny.’ We cried shame, scandal… We said he wanted to fire De Gaulle, but he also had the right to have ambition for his future. This is what Zizou expressed two or three times with the Blues without making tons of it, nothing more. Immediately, we imagine that he has his finger on the trigger and as soon as a shooting window opens, he shoots Didier. The problem is that there is nothing to unravel. And a falsehood repeated ten times has become a reality for some.”