Zinedine Zidane: "The magazine in Materazzi? I'm not proud of it"

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Zinedine Zidane: "The magazine in Materazzi? I'm not proud of it"

Zinedine Zidane former French soccer star of Juventus and Real Madrid, and former Real Madrid manager, during a Telefoot interview, returned to talk about the header trimmed to Marco Materazzi in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final in Berlin, won by Italy against France in Penalties.

Zidane said: "I am not proud of what I did, but it is part of my journey. In life not everything is done perfectly. The only one who could have contained me that evening was Lizarazu. It would have been important, but it cannot be rewritten.

the past. The penalty transformed after just 7 minutes? Buffon knew me perfectly, I had to invent something. I thought we were in the seventh minute and there was still time. Football is my passion, what I like and I still feel the flame inside.

I feel I can still bring something to this sport. I want to continue on this path. "

Zidane's career

In 1996 he was bought by Juventus, where in five seasons he won two Italian championships, an Italian Super Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup.

In the summer of 2001 he moved to Real Madrid for the then record sum of 150 billion lire, contributing to the victory of a Spanish championship and two Spanish Super Cups as well as a UEFA Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.

At the end of the 2005-2006 season, he announces his retirement from football. With the French national team he participated in three world championships (France 1998, South Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006) and three European championships (England 1996, Belgium-Netherlands 2000 and Portugal 2004), winning the World Cup as a protagonist.

1998 and the 2000 European Championship. In the national team he totaled 108 appearances and 31 goals. On an individual level he has won one edition of the Golden Ball (1998) and three of the FIFA World Player of the Year (1998, 2000, 2003), a record shared with Ronaldo.

[5] In 2004 he was included in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living players drawn up by Pele and FIFA on the occasion of the federation's centenary celebrations. As manager of Real Madrid, he has won three UEFA Champions League, two Spanish championships (2016-2017 and 2019-2020), two UEFA Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

With the exception of naturalized Helenio Herrera, Zidane was the first French coach to win the Champions League. He is, with Fabio Capello and Marcello Lippi, the only coach to have reached three consecutive Champions League finals, but the only one to have won them all, thus becoming the first coach to win three consecutive editions of the top European club competition.