When Zidane thought he was close

TURIN – «Surreal scene: we were in Vicenza, punishment from the edge, Zidane and I on the ball. He looks at me and says: you step on it. Eyes widen: Zizou, are you crazy? you have to pull”he smiles Michele paduan, the memory and? sweet paradox: “At the beginning Zidane he was ashamed to hit the penalties. He was afraid of making mistakes, being criticized and asking me to hit her instead: crazy things. In training he played with Peruzzi in goal 10 out of 10, in the game against Vicenza he was afraid. But his acclimatization is not? it was easy, those first four months at Juventus have been tough for him, although his talent is a bit immense.”.

SAYS LIPPIEnormous, Yes indeed?. So big that mere mortals didn’t even enjoy it all, why? Modesty combined with humility? Man Zidane restrained the footballer and stuff? some of the numbers more? phenomenal pearls were awarded to teammates in closed training sessions. “Sometimes you watched him and laughed at what he could do”told Lippi: “We looked at each other and laughed, as if to say: But look what he did.” Obviously with the utmost simplicity?, the one who deceived Antonio Conte: “The games seemed easy and I said to myself: I can do that too. Then you tried and made a fool of yourself. Once, twice, three times: in the end I realized that only he can do certain things.. Just him and MaradonaPadovano says: “What I saw Zizou invent, maybe only Diego showed me”.

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MICHEL SEND IT – But in those first Juventus months everything was grey Zinedinethe boy who grew up in the slums Marseilleslearns its magic on the asphalt of the streets. Where was the champion who had enchanted Platini to make him his heir? He’d started to get lost at the European Championships in England with a talented but disorganized France and then ended up in the maze of acclimatization at Juventus, eh? Swallowed so many champions, right off Platini. And part of the blame certainly lay with Michel, who had it recommended to the lawyer and praised by the media, raising the bar of expectations beyond the insecurities of the shy Zidane, a phenomenon little known to be. The same Agnelli had then taken on a decent burden to tease his friend Platini on the subject, he had made up a joke of his own. Is that intense?:”I hope Zidane is what they told me and not what I saw at the Euros.. Sbam! Tuttosport follows up and publishes an investigation on June 30th: «Zidane: and? Was it a good buy?”. The titration is? a whip: “A foreigner in conversation: Agnelli and all Juventus fans’ worries about the last putative champion”. Now that I think about it, pure madness.

SHY CHAMPION – Zizou however ? does his part. Miracles in training, shyness in the game where he doesn’t take a step anymore? three meters long, never dribbles, hovers in the middle?. Lippi understands that he has to intervene: “I took him aside and said to him: You are a phenomenon and believe me, you will always play in this team. I won’t carry you? never questioned”. The comrades gather around him: “He had a smile that melted you. Before the champion there was a person and in the dressing room there was no one who did not love him.told Rampulla. Decisive and? also the intervention of MonteroHe accuses him, persuades him to take the risk, even threatens to take him to the next training session if he hasn’t used his talent in the game. And Montero was able to convince.

THE GATE AT INTER – spoiled by the dressing room, Does Zidane dare a little more?. He grows up, takes courage and scores one of his finest goals against Inter on 20 October 1996? nice with Juventus a shot from twenty-five yards that slips under the intersection of the door of Pagliuca. A feat of power and precision born of equally delicious ball control. “Amazing Zidane”, is written. He hugs everyone, especially the bench. And after the game he just sighs one more thing “at last”. He’s dazed, but he knows he’s out of the nightmare. The day after and? the reveler reluctantly submits to it, dislikes the limelight, and? a natural antidivo and doesn’t even want to take the goal into account: “I copied it from Del Piero, but he hit many, I only one”. But won’t you ask from this day on? more? in Padovano, right? no one else to beat the penalties for him.

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