April 13, 2024

Domenech-Platini, the big clash

For younger people, Raymond Domenech is the former coach of the French national team, the short-lived coach of FC Nantes, and the former companion of Estelle Denis. Yet the seventy-one-year-old was a professional footballer for over fifteen years. Having played for Olympique Lyonnais, Racing Club de Strasbourg, Paris Saint-Germain and Girondins de Bordeaux, the central defender l…

For younger people, Raymond Domenech is the former coach of the French national team, the short-lived coach of FC Nantes, and the former companion of Estelle Denis. Yet the seventy-one-year-old was a professional footballer for over fifteen years. Having played for Olympique Lyonnais, Racing Club de Strasbourg, Paris Saint-Germain and Girondins de Bordeaux, the central defender left his mark on his generation. In his own way, as he was known for his often committed tackling. It was in connection with this gesture that he recounted an episode also involving a certain Michel Platini.

I stood right in line behind him, where he couldn’t see me. Then, as soon as the ball reached him, I came like a madman and threw myself in. And then, bang! he shifts the ball, turns and runs. He’d seen me, the idiot! But I still don’t know when or how! With his vista, Michel Platini managed to completely confuse Raymond Domenech, who had already brought out his best pair of scissors.

Platini saw everything before anyone else

The current consultant admits that he was confused by Domenech.his sense of anticipation always made a difference.