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Happy birthday Zinedine Zidane - 7 quotes that define the legendary Frenchman

  • On his 43rd birthday, we take a look at 7 of his quotes that define him as a footballer, manager and most importantly as a person.
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Modified 23 Jun 2016, 18:32 IST
Zinedine Zidane
Revisiting the best quotes by Zinedine Zidane on his 43rd birthday

No beating around the bush and straight to the point: today is the birthday of one of the greatest players of his generation – Zinedine Zidane.

When he played, it was like a poet entwining feet and ball to create magic that became etched in the hearts of many fans. Zidane is many things; a legendary player, an illustrator of football as an art, a talented manager and, above all, a man full of wisdom.

It is wits that allowed him to get the better of other players, making him such a treat to watch in the process. However, this is not a piece to appreciate the player, rather a eulogy lauding the man for some great sayings that had him for its source.

And here are 7 such quotes.

#1 “The door can never be closed for good to any player.”

Zinedine Zidane

Life can difficult at times for every human in this world. Footballers, despite earning millions, are no exception. In fact, there comes a time in every footballer’s life when critics start to claim he is washed up, fans begin to jeer and media attempts to cloud the reputation with scathing reviews.

However, these are the times that define the mental strength of a player. The ones who keep trying without giving up end up being the inspiration that everyone speaks of.

And this quote by Zinedine Zidane perfectly depicts that as it oozes the truth: the doors can’t be closed forever.

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Published 23 Jun 2016, 17:21 IST
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