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"When you do badly at school, you repeat": Lizarazu implacable on the Girondins de Bordeaux and the management of Lopez


The former Bordeaux player and 1998 world champion takes stock of the disastrous season of his favorite club.

A wise look.

And a real legitimacy to speak.

Asked in the columns of the


on the more than probable descent into Ligue 2 of the Girondins de Bordeaux, Bixente Lizarazu, twelve years spent at the club, is not surprised by such an outcome.

When you do poorly at school, you repeat grades.

It's a simple, basic observation,

 ”breathes the now consultant on France Bleu and TF1.

In his eyes, the fault lies with the "

owners who have been chained

 " since the sale of the club by M6 in 2018. Namely GACP, then a second, the King Street group, and finally Gérard Lopez.

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On the latter, very discreet in recent days and criticized for his catastrophic management of the club, the French international holds a frank speech.

It is the latter who is responsible for sports policy and therefore for the recruitment of players, coaches but also for the working environment which must be serene, which is far from being the case

, plant “Liza”.

The addition of all these elements led to disaster.


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Relaunched on a possible involvement in the life of the Girondins de Bordeaux, his heart club with Bayern Munich, Bixente Lizarazu, who now lives in the Basque Country, wanted to restore certain truths.


I'm going to answer very clearly because it's a subject that annoys me: already, I've never been asked at the Girondins!

I already had job opportunities in football and they came from Bayern Munich.

I was very honored and I could have said yes if I hadn't decided to first make a choice of life by returning to settle in the Basque Country



he specifies, he who benefits, out of his media obligations, from this region to satisfy his passion for sport with surfing, cycling or even jiu-jitsu.

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Before concluding by taking a wise look at a situation that clearly exceeds the Girondins de Bordeaux, whose relegation to Ligue 2 will be formalized next Saturday evening of the 38th and last day of the championship.


When we are told: "The old ones, we should help Bordeaux..." But that's not how it happens, it's the owner of the club who decides... And then we can't work with n' anyone to do anything.

And let's be frank, beyond Bordeaux, it's not very common in French football to give responsibilities to former players


The message got through.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-17

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