July 05, 2006

Can Zidane make history?

Every game he plays in this World Cup could possibly be his last, but I for one hope Zidane can go all the way and end his career on the biggest high possible. Without doubt Zidane is one of the greats of the modern game, but it looked like his genuis had faded. At Real Madrid (and in France's opening games) he looked laboured, static and disinterested.

Suddenly, however, the old genuis had returned and his performances against Brazil and Spain have been extrodinary. I thought it was a massive mistake for Domenech to build his team around Zidane, but it has all come good just at the right time.

The great thing about Zidane at his peak was that he would always exceed your expectations. The hype was never too great. Think, for example, of the 2001 Champions League Final where he scored one of the most spectacular goals in the history of the competition. Zidane would never let you down, and it seems that for his final matches he has regained that magic.

If Zidane stays on form I am in no doubt that France will be lifting the Jule Rimet trophy on Sunday night. As one of my all–time favourite players I really am hoping he can.


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  1. well he's made france go on to the final tonight so that's good! he didn't have the same sparkle as in the spain/brazil macthes though, but hopefully, the rest will help him regain that.

    05 Jul 2006, 23:45

  2. Think, for example, of the 2001 Champions League Final

    That wonder goal was in the 2002 final against Bayer Leverkusen. The 2001 final was between Bayern Munich and Valencia.

    I am in no doubt that France will be lifting the Jule Rimet trophy on Sunday night

    It's not called the Jules Rimet trophy any more – that was the name of the old trophy won by England and retired by Brazil after they won it in for the 3rd time in 1970. I'm not sure if the current trophy has a name, check Fifa.com…

    As one of my all–time favourite players I really am hoping he can.

    Me too. ;)

    08 Jul 2006, 12:18


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