Asked Wednesday by RMC Sport about a possible arrival of Zinédine Zidane at PSG, Emmanuel Macron said he was in favor of a return to the 1998 Ballon d’Or in France. This Thursday, on the eve of Austria-France in the League of Nations, the coach of the Blues, Didier Deschamps, did not wish to comment on this exit from the President of the Republic.
Zinedine Zidane and PSG, a very sensitive subject. The name of the legend of French football, free of any contract since leaving Real Madrid, is regularly associated with PSG. Especially since Maurico Pochettino’s future in the capital has darkened and seems almost sealed. Zizou back in France, many fans dream of it. Among them, a certain Emmanuel Macron: “I did not speak to Zinédine Zidane, but I have immense admiration for him, the player, the coach, declared the President of the Republic, Wednesday, exclusively for RMC Sport. We really want to have, in the French championship, an athlete and coach of this talent who has been able to bring back three major cups that we covet a lot for our clubs. I wish for the influence of the French championship and for France that “He comes to coach a big French club. It would be great.” Much commented on, this media outing by the Head of State about the 1998 Ballon d’Or was the subject of a question asked this Thursday to Didier Deschamps, during the press briefing on the eve of the 3rd match of the League of Nations Austria -France.
“If it allows you to debate, go for it”
But when the coach was asked what he thought of Emmanuel Macron’s comments on Zidane’s possible arrival at PSG, the Basque kicked in: “I’m already not responding to what my president says ( Noël Le Graët) then I am going to answer the President of the Republic even less. If that allows you to have debates, go ahead.
Amused, the teaser Didier Deschamps then took the liberty of interrupting the translator when the latter began to translate his brief response into German: “I don’t know if it will interest them too much. I have a doubt. it is better not to translate”, concluded the coach, all smiles.