Zinedine Zidane reflects on the 2006 World Cup final

Interview this Sunday in the program Téléfoot, the former French attacking midfielder, Zinedine Zidane evoked the final of the 2006 World Cup lost against Italy. The 49-year-old Frenchman notably returned to his legendary panenka against Gianluigi Buffon and his headbutt against Marco Materrazzi, which had earned him his expulsion.

“The panenka? Technique, that’s for sure, it wasn’t a touch of madness, it’s the gesture that had to be made. I have a few seconds to choose my gesture, I had to invent something against a goalkeeper who knows me well. Then, I think Bixente (Lizarazu) is the only one who could have contained me. You can’t redo the past, I’m not proud of that, but it’s part of my journey. We don’t do everything perfectly, it was a complicated moment, ”explained Zizou.


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