The attacks of Noël Le Graët against Zinedine Zidane were not digested by the 1998 world champions. Nor was the lack of reaction from Didier Deschamps.
While he had managed to remain at the head of the French Football Federation despite the numerous accusations against him for several months, Noël Le Graët committed the odd one too many by attacking Zinedine Zidane. The reactions were indeed unanimous and the manager was forced to step back pending the results of the audit carried out by the Ministry of Sports on his management.
A return of the Costarmorican at the head of the FFF now seems illusory and the critics do not seem to be about to die down. While several members of France 98 met this Monday for a dinner, one of the world champions also put a layer on Noël Le Graët in the columns of Parisian. “This story was very badly experienced by France 98 for two reasons. And we talked about it on our WhatsApp group. First, it reawakened our feeling that our generation has been despised by Le Graët for a long time. He hates us. But it is above all the treatment reserved for Zizou ”said one of the heroes of July 12.
He was a little late, in our opinion, before expressing himself
The latter is also angry with Didier Deschamps for his lack of enthusiasm when denouncing the words of Noël Le Graët and defending Zinedine Zidane. “In fact, the group positioned itself for Zizou and not against Didier. Of course, he could not attack his boss head-on, we are all aware of that. But he was a little late, in our opinion, before expressing himself, he explained. But it’s not something that will taint the immense respect we have for Didier. »
The interested party has also justified the absence of Didier Deschamps in the famous Whatsapp group. “DD is not there, because he was not among us when we created him. He remains our valued and respected captain. More generally, whatever we hear, we are still a family. Sometimes there are occasional tuggings »he explained.