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Emmanuel Petty revealed: "The players of 1998 are not in contact with Didier Deschamps" - voila! sport


France is busy with the relationship between the stars of the first World Cup win, amid reports of a rift between Zidane and Deschamps. Petty: "There has been a disconnection for a long time"

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Most of the players of France's 1998 World Cup winning team gathered for dinner in Paris yesterday (Tuesday), as they do from time to time, but among those who did not make it was Didier Deschamps.

The local media have been dealing with this matter extensively in recent days and today Emmanuel Petty volunteered some information in an interview to RMC.

The main story is rumors of a rift between Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane, who, among other things, was mentioned as a candidate to take his place as coach of the French national team before the current coach's contract was extended.

This so-called rift divided the players of the first win.

"Who is Deschamps in touch with? I don't really know. The '98 players? We haven't been in touch with him for quite some time," Petty said.

The one who is considered one of the closest past players to Deschamps is Marcel Desai.

The two cooperated for many years in several teams and in the national team, and Petty said: "Desai? I don't know, maybe they are in contact. But Deschamps is not in contact with the others. We are tired of being silent and saying nothing. It is no longer allowed to speak in this world. Deschamps has no contact with the players of '98 and that's it."

Pierce denied: "We remain united, we remain a family."

France '98 (Photo: GettyImages, Lutz Bongarts)

Yesterday several players missed dinner because they were partners in a charity match in Monaco and Deschamps between them.

One of them was Robert Pierce who said: "There is no rift between the players of the 98 World Cup. It is very difficult to coordinate an event where everyone will come and you (the journalists) have to respect the fact that not everyone is available. We remain united, we remain a family. We have created something unique and cannot be for it to disappear."

Pierce continued: "I don't know who invented the talk about a rift between Zidane and Deschamps. As Christophe Dugary already told you, we have a WhatsApp group where we sometimes see what is written and just laugh."

About a week ago, Vicente Lizarazzo referred to the extension of Deschamps' contract in the French national team.

"The extension of his contract should have been for two years, it's healthier for the dressing room, instead of managing a 12-year term," said the defender of the past, "Zidane has no rivalry with him, he just wants to coach at the highest levels - he did it at Real,

  • sport

  • world football

  • French league


  • French national team

  • Emmanuel Petty

  • Zinedine Zidane

  • Didier Deschamps

Source: walla

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