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Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris call out French Football Federation president for Zinedine Zidane ‘disrespect’

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France and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe appeared to be harassing French Football Federation president Noel LeGre for “disrespecting” him. Zinedine Zidane after the boss was asked about Les Bleus’ legendary former mascot after New Didier Deschamps contract until 2026.

Le Graet and Deschamps have announced that the French tactician will remain in place until next Saturday’s World Cup, with Zidane touted as a potential replacement for Deschamps if in 2022 Qatar The campaign didn’t go according to plan. France under Deschamps reached the final and lost Argentina on penalties when Mbappé scored three goals, so the decision to renew the former 1998-winning captain and 2018-winning head coach was somewhat expected.

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However, when asked what Zidane would do now that Deschamps was left, Le Graet launched into a strange and confusing tirade that paid little attention to the other 1998 champion and 2006 losing finalist who had achieved managerial success at the former club. RealMadrid.

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“I would be surprised if he went there,” Le Grae spoke about Zidane’s connections with Brazil at RMC Sport. “But he can do whatever he wants. It doesn’t concern me. We never met (Le Grey and Zidane) and we (FFF) never thought of breaking up with Didier. I do not care. wishes – to a big club, to the national team. Of course not (asked if Zidane was trying to reach him) – I wouldn’t even answer the phone.”

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Despite Le Gré’s strong position in the FFF, 2022 World Cup top scorer Mbappé appears to have set his sights on his president and rushed to the defense of one of his icons and hugely popular national figure, drawing a huge lack of respect.

“Zidane is France, you can’t help but respect a legend like that.” he tweeted. Meanwhile, the captain and record holder in appearance Hugo Lloris confirmed his departure from the national team on Monday and told L’Equipe that Le Graet was not up to the mark.: “Some things are out of place. You can’t disrespect former France internationals, especially a legend like Zinedine Zidane.”

Real Madrid as an institution reacted via Twitter to Le Graet’s comments and defended their former player and head coach. who won one Champions League title as a player and brought three more to the Santiago Bernabéu as a tactician.

Real Madrid regrets the unfortunate comments made by the president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Grae, about Zinedine Zidane, one of the world’s greatest sports legends. read the official statement. “These remarks show disrespect for one of the figures most admired by football fans around the world and our club expects an immediate correction.

“Zinedine Zidane, world and European champion representing his country, embodies the values ​​of sport, among many other awards, and proves it throughout his professional career as a player and coach. The statements of the President of the French Football Federation are inappropriate for someone who has such representation and in themselves are inappropriate, such as those he made about our captain Karim Benzema, the current Ballon d’Or, champion of the League of Nations with France in 2021 and winner of 5 Champions League, among many other awards.”

Deschamps’ extension does mean that Zidane is unlikely to see a role as France coach until at least 2024 and the European Football Championship. Germany which could mean he will return to club play in the meantime. According to L’Equipe, Le Grae forced the extension without consulting other FFF members..

The FFF audit is due to present its results in mid-February, when Le Gré enters the last full year of his mandate, which ends in 2024 anyway. Given the numerous allegations against the FFF, especially regarding sexual harassment and potential cover-upsLe Gres might even find it short.

Sports Minister Amélie Oudea Castera, who audits the federation, was also “offended” by Le Greta’s “shameful disrespect” and demanded that the head of the FFF “apologize” for going too far in his remarks.

Le Gré, who is due to be interviewed as part of the audit this week, apologized for his remarks on Monday morning via Agence France Presse.: “I would like to apologize for these comments, which absolutely do not reflect my thoughts, nor my attitude towards the player that he was and the coach that he became.”




Source: www.cbssports.com

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