He sat down opposite Antoine Dupont in September for Brut, spoke with Lionel Messi then for Adidas, and now he has confided in Tony Parker. In an interview lasting almost an hour, published on the YouTube channel Sweek, the former star of Les Bleus du football spoke at length with the former star of Les Bleus du basketball.
It was an opportunity to talk about his successes, such as the "extraordinary" victory in 1998, but also his failures. When it came to naming the biggest disappointment of his career, the Real Madrid legend did not choose the final he lost at the 2006 World Cup, as many might have thought.
"The biggest disappointment I had was when I was younger when I went down with AS Cannes," said Zinedine Zidane. Trained at the club, the midfielder scored five goals in the 1991-1992 season, and played 31 games. But his club had gone down to the second division, and transferred him in the process. "Since I was a hopeful, they sold me right away. I went to Bordeaux. I was young. My biggest disappointment was going down with a club. »
Ronaldo, more technical than Zidane?
In his wide-ranging interview with Tony Parker, the 1998 Ballon d'Or winner talked about his daily life, his career, his vision of the sport, but also some of his former teammates. In fact, he considers the Brazilian Ronaldo to be the best player he has played with. And when Tony Parker asked him if Ronaldo "was more talented (than him) with the ball", the Frenchman didn't hesitate. "Yes! Nothing to see. And he was a good person. He makes you laugh, always the right joke, so it was perfect," he said with a smile.
To conclude the interview, Zinedine Zidane did not hide his fascination with other legends of the sport. While Tony Parker asked him to choose the three sportsmen with whom he would have liked to share a meal, the former Girondin could not help but name four.
Die-hard Tyson fan
"I would get up at night and watch Mike Tyson's fights. I've always had a special thing about him. Sometimes you'd get up at three or four in the morning, and within a minute it was over. But it didn't matter," he laughed. "Michael Jordan is the ultimate sportsman. One of the best sportsmen of all time. And then it was Muhammad Ali," Zinedine Zidane continued.
"Then there was someone I really liked. It was in Formula 1, Ayrton Senna. Those were my time. He left too early but he was a phenomenon," the Marseille native concluded.
Zinedine Zidane was the guest of the twelfth episode of The Sweek Show, hosted by Tony Parker. Since the show's inception last September, the former Spurs point guard has welcomed Victor Wembanyama, Thierry Henry and Joakim Noah, among others.