Noël Le Graët is in the countryside.
He is seeking a new mandate for the presidency of the French Football Federation, the ballot of which is set for March 13.
This Wednesday, the 79-year-old leader, in place since 2011, spoke after a meeting with representatives of Ile-de-France clubs at the headquarters of the Ligue de Paris Ile-de-France, of which President Jamel Sandjak is the president.
Asked by three media on the spot including RMC and Eurosport, the Breton allowed himself a sexist comment following a question about the French women's team, known to live to the rhythm of the tensions between the coach, Corinne Deacon, and some players.
"No game lost," replies Le Graët.
This is what I remember.
So they can pull their hair out, I don't care.
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Pessimistic about the resumption of amateur football
The former mayor (PS) of Guingamp was then asked about Kylian Mbappé, who could soon leave France to give another boost to his career.
The idea repels the boss of French football.
“Obviously [I'd rather he stay].
The proof: I would like him to go to the Olympics.
He is a boy who is progressing so much, who is serious.
I would like him to stay at PSG.
It is the idol of all young people today.
What about the Olympics?
In 2020, before the pandemic, the world champion would have liked to chain the Euro and the Olympic competition, the two tournaments having been postponed to this year because of the health situation.
"I don't know," Le Graët replies with a smile.
In any case, when he is asked the question, he answers yes if he can.
But it's difficult between the matches of the France team, PSG.
It's a wish but I found it very nice that he said that.
When he talks about the men's France team, the president is more consensual.
Finally, the leader of the FFF was pessimistic about the resumption of amateur football.
“It will be very difficult because there is already some noise from the ministry.
It's going to be extremely difficult to resume competitions because it seems that a circular asks us not to play football for a month.
The date of March 20 will be exceeded by the ministerial decision at first sight.