French legend Patrick Vieira, a former Arsenal star, has praised his veteran teammate Zinedine Zidane, a former France and Real Madrid star.
Former French star flirts with Zidane: ‘A special blessing for us!’
Vieira said in statements published on the Football Talk website: “France had its golden generation in 1998, but Zidane was a special blessing for me. Like all players, I wanted to work hard for him”.
He added: “He is the best among us, but the fact that he was so humble, so simple and cared so much about everyone around him made others want to sacrifice themselves for him.”
Patrick Vieira explains how Zidane treated France players
And I continue with the star Rooster selection Speaking, he said: “At our base camp in Clairefontaine he had a certain habit. After dinner he always stayed and sat at the bar to drink coffee and was available to talk to any player”.
He continued: “He is not a talkative person, but he always talks to everyone, talks a little and shows respect. If you give it to people, they give it back to you. He understood that very well and, frankly, we could die for him.”
Patrick concluded: “Humility is the reason for his greatness. I’ve found that in general, really great players don’t have ego problems. Young players always have the biggest egos”.
Zidane is one of the main pillars who made a huge contribution to France’s victory at the 1998 World Cup.
Where he led his country to a massive 3-0 win over their Brazilian counterpart in the final match held Saint Denis Stadium in ParisThe star of the Roosters team had the largest share in that hat-trick, managing to score two goals against the Samba team.