Laurent Blanc saw Zinedine Zidane in the brilliant gesture of Rayan Cherki, Friday evening, during Lyon-Monaco (3-1).
They were some of the jewels of Ligue 1 to receive comparisons with Zinedine Zidane, and it did not always work for them. Rayan Cherki is still only at the start of his career, but the Olympique Lyonnais attacking midfielder has pulled off a gesture that is reminiscent of the arabesques of the legendary former No. France: a roulette in the middle of the penalty area.
Cherki stumbled on the Monegasque goalkeeper, which allowed Maxence Caqueret to score in stride. Laurent Blanc would have preferred his creator to mark himself, even if he appreciated this gesture of class. ” I would have liked him to score the goal because he made a control in the box which was beautiful to see, confided the Lyonnais coach at a press conference. A gesture à la Yoann Gourcuff? This is the type of player that could do roulette, but there was also one with the letter Z. But actions like that, you just wish it ended in goal. And it’s good that Maxence finishes it. »
🗣️ “He’s very very hard on me […] we have a relationship that I’ve never had with other coaches.”
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We understood, even if he summons the prestigious memory of Zidane, Blanc is demanding with his young player. “He should have scored three goals,” said the 1998 world champion on Prime Video. ” He’s hard on me but I accept him, for his part entrusted Cherki. I have a relationship with him like I never had with a coach. »
Cherki also spoke about his gesture, a pure inspiration. ” In the surface, it is another Rayan who speaks. I couldn’t explain it. You control, it goes fast, madness takes overtold the international hopefuls in the mixed zone. It’s instinct. » Or simply talent?