In the wake of FFF president Noël Le Graët’s withdrawal from his duties in the wake of the backlash caused by his dismissive comments on Zinédine Zidane, Didier Deschamps has reacted from a charity even in Nice this afternoon, his words reported by RMC.
The national team manager – whose extension, granted by Le Graët alone, was also a subject of resentment among members of the FFF’s executive board – first pointed out that the head of the FA had recognised that his comments had been out of place – “His comments, as he recognised himself, were inappropriate. I think it’s very good that he’s apologised to Zizou.“
Deschamps went on to lament that a rivalry had been created between him and his fellow 1998 World Cup winner by way of the controversy, and that he would always have respect for him – stemming from their playing days but also from what Zidane represents for French football. When asked about Le Graët’s withdrawal from the presidency, the manager chose not to comment.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin