The white club catalogs the manifestations of Le Graët as “a lack of respect” towards the Madrid legend
Real Madrid has issued a statement on Monday in defense of Zinedine Zidane after the “unfortunate statements” made by the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graët.
In an interview with RMC Sport, the leader of the FFF, in order to support his coach Didier Deschamps, recently renewed until 2026, belittled the figure of the former Madrid coach by assuring that “I would not have picked up the phone” if he had offered to lead the French team. «Zidane was always under the radar, you don’t have to tell stories. He had a lot of supporters, some were waiting for Deschamps to leave. But who can seriously criticize Deschamps? Nobody can. Make a special program for him to find a club or a team, “he said.
The fourteen-time European champion calls for “immediate rectification” since these words “are inappropriate for someone who holds that representation” and “imply a lack of respect for one of the figures most admired by football fans around the world” .
After the statement from the white club and the criticism received in France, including that of the highest standard of the team, Kylian Mbappé, Noël Le Graët, through AFP, has apologized for the “misunderstanding”. “I would like to personally apologize for these comments which do not at all reflect my thoughts, nor my regard for the player he was and the coach he has become.”