Zidane and Leo Messi, from ’10’ to ’10’: “It’s a shame not to have been able to play together”


‘Adidas’ organized an interview between Zinedine Zidane and Leo Messi. France’s former ’10’ and Argentina’s current ’10’ showed mutual respect. In fact, the Frenchman regretted not being able to meet the player from Rosario on the pitches.

‘Adidas’ has done magic and combined 2 ‘cracks’ of the beautiful sport. On the one hand, Zinedine Zidane, who has been watching football from the sidelines for a long time, although he has been without a team since leaving the position of coach of Real Madrid. In the second, Leo Messi, winner of the last Ballon d’Or.

France’s former ’10’ and Argentina’s current ’10’ praised each other because the respect is mutual. “Can you give me some magic? It’s a shame we couldn’t play together,” Zidane told Messi.

The Rosario man admitted he would also like to share a team with Zidane. “I admire you a lot. We were not lucky enough to play together, but we were lucky enough to face each other a little bit as a coach and as a player. Always with respect and admiration for everything you did and are doing,” Messi returned the compliment.

Both agreed that the number “10” was “lost”. “Before it was reflected in the attachment, the playmaker. There are many teams that play 4-3-3 and there are more inside than the ’10’. It doesn’t even fit into the linear 4-4-2. true that there are few left. Today they turn into false interiors or extremes,” they commented.

“Our ’10’, the Argentine, deployments like Riquelme, Aimar… There is little or nothing. A lot has been lost,” pointed out Leo Messi at the end.

Zidane and Messi will go down as two of the best players to grace the pitch. The French legend was a unique playmaker who toyed with the opposition with his incredible ball control, vision, and technique. He played 227 games for Real Madrid, scored 49 goals, and added 68 assists. The Juventus hero won the Ballon d’Or in 1998 and six major trophies at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi continues to cement his legacy as perhaps the greatest player in history. The Argentine icon claimed to be the best footballer of all time during his time at Barca. He scored 672 goals and added 303 assists in 778 games. The 36-year-old won a record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or just last week after winning the 2022 World Cup with Argentina.

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