France legend Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he was not proud of his headbutt to Italy’s Marco Marterazzi‘s chest at the 2006 World Cup final.
The superstar was disappointed in his career as he lifted the World Cup with the ‘Chicken Badge’, but what he did became even more famous with a ‘headbutt’ on it. terrazzi after the controversy And referred to being kicked out of the field in the 110th minute extra time before Italy won the championship penalty shootout.
Zidane told Telefoot: “I’m not proud of what I’ve done. But it’s part of my past.”
Zidane also spoke about Panenka’s penalty from the game, saying: “I had a second or two to think about how to deal with it. who stood in front of the goalkeeper who knew me well So I have to think of something.”
“In that effort, there were techniques. I don’t think there is madness You can miss penalties. But at that moment it was something I had to do.”
He went onto become a manager. And won three consecutive Champions League titles with Madrid from 2016-2018 before leaving the club ufabet.
He then had a second spell in charge between 2019 and 2021.
He has not had a managerial job since. But still has the desire to return to management eventually.
He told Telefoot: ‘I want to continue with that career because I still have the desire – it is my passion.
‘I am 50 years old, fulfilled, I’m happy, that’s the most important thing.’