Zinedine Zidane recalls Real Madrid training…

Zinedine Zidane, the last French Ballon d’Or celebrates his fiftieth birthday today. For the occasion, “Zizou” answered a few questions from The Team in a long interview during which he spoke of the Blues, PSG or even Karim Benzema and his time as Real Madrid coach. The Frenchman believes he didn’t have much to bring to KB9: “Karim didn’t have to progress. But he liked to stay after the group sessions. In front of goal, I gave him two or three tricks, but in the exchange. »

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“My staff and I often liked to stay with one or two players. Even with the keeper. I enjoyed myself. My feet are still there! We did fun exercises. Challenges. And I still won often. I also put myself in the toros. I love staying with my players, playing with them. It’s a way of transmitting. Afterwards, I was with cracks, the cream of the crop. I didn’t have much to convey to them personally. On technique, volleying like that, nothing at all… They didn’t need to. I was mostly working on the team,” remembers the 1998 World Champion and Ballon d’Or, who also remains the only coach to have won three Champions League in a row.

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