After Mbappé’s crossing, the French soccer president apologized to Zidane

The president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, apologized to Zinedine Zidane for their “unfortunate words“launched the day before against the gala legend, he assured this Monday in a statement to the AFP.

I want to apologize for these words that do not reflect at all my way of thinking or my consideration for the player he was and the coach he has become“, sure Le Graet the day after the controversial statements regarding the former coach of the Real Madrid and that have earned him a multitude of criticisms, both from the world of soccer and from the political class.

Le Graet had affirmed on Sunday in statements to the radio RMC that a Zidane “I would not have answered the phone”, one day after renewing didier deschamps until 2026 as French coach.

Asked if Zidanewhich seemed the number 1 option to replace DeschampsI had called him in the last few days, Le Graet He was forceful with the French football legend. “I wouldn’t have answered the phone. To tell him what, ‘Hello sir, don’t worry, look for another club, I just reached an agreement with Didier‘?”, said Le Graet.

Le Graet added that Zidane “Doing what he wants is not my concern. He can’t find us and we’ve never considered parting ways with Didier Deschamps.” These words were considered by the majority as a “lack of respect” towards Zidane and demanded an apology from the 81-year-old president.

The critics of Kylian Mbappé

The star of the blues, kylian mbappe, reacted on the same Saturday. “Zidane is France, you cannot disrespect the ace legendí”, wrote the player of the psg is Twitter.