Difficult to find better placed than Liza to talk about the two men.
Consultant on TF1 during the matches of the French team and listened voice of French football, Bixente Lizarazu rubbed shoulders with Zinédine Zidane and Didier Deschamps as a player with the Blues as in Bordeaux. In an interview given to The Teamthe 1998 world champion returned to the “rivalry” born in recent weeks between the two men in relation to the post of coach of the France team: “Zizou deserves as much attention and consideration as Didier. He’s not in a rivalry with DD. He wants to train at the highest level and win. […] He now wants to do it with the Blues because, for him, there is nothing above the France team. »
Bixente Lizarazu believes that the candidacy of Zinédine Zidane for the post of coach of the Blues should not have been despised by Noël Le Graët and is surprised at the duration of the extension of Didier Deschamps as well as the way in which it was sealed. https://t.co/gqeqBVHlSw pic.twitter.com/PiKKkrXNuc
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A statement to be compared with the controversial words of Noël Le Graët concerning Zidane. Beyond the choice to favor continuity with Deschamps rather than entrusting the position to the 1998 Ballon d’Or, Lizarazu is above all critical of the length of the extension signed. While acknowledging that Deschamps “won the right to continue the adventure” he considers that the new contract should have been “two more years” pending a new decision after Euro 2024. A wish that will not be heard, since Deschamps will continue the adventure at the head of the Blues until the 2026 World Cup.
Liza will therefore have to wait to split in the left lane with the Z.