Quotes and Comments by Zinédine Zidane
I don't want people to make too much out of
this, or for what I've confessed to be misinterpreted,
but what's happened to me is quite mystical
and even escapes me a bit. I didn't tell anyone
about this, not my wife, not anyone.
My family are very proud of me, but I am very
proud of them and where they come from. I am
proud that they come from Kabylie. It is a special
place and my roots there are important to me.
We used to go all the time to my father's home
village when we were young.
To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.
This is massive. Before it was hard to talk
about certain things, especially if like me
you came from a difficult area or from an immigrant
background. But now it tells you how France
has changed and is changing. It's a message
to everybody - politicians, the kids I grew
up with, ordinary French people - about what
can be done.
Until my last breath, I won't say. It's too
we qualify for the World Cup in Germany, I will
participate in my third World Cup. In reality,
when I stop playing for the French national
team, I will stop everything - my career - quite
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