“It’s strange to see it in real life.” The beautiful meeting between Zidane and DuPont after the victory over New Zealand

“It’s strange to see it in real life.” The beautiful meeting between Zidane and DuPont after the victory over New Zealand

“It’s weird to see it in real life.” Not even 24 hours after France beat New Zealand 27-13 to open the tournament Rugby World CupdreamAnthony DuPont It got bigger the next day. In front of Brut’s cameras, the 15th leader of France found himself sitting on a sofa next to him Zinedine Zidane.

“It reminds me of many things”

The meeting, organized by Adidas, allowed the two French sports stars to talk to each other for the first time. “I didn’t expect that! When people started talking to me about this, I knew it would make me feel weird. We’ve been used to seeing it on TV, everywhere, since we were kids…”, said Antoine Dupont’s reaction, embarrassed to Somewhat. “It’s nice to see him here, like this after the opening match, great!”, said Zinedine Zidane to his relief.

“Seeing them win in France reminds me of a lot of things. After a long time, we have since lost our hair and moved a little (…) but I imagine what he is going through.” What’s great!”, added the world champion.

Zidane admires Dupont’s “calmness”.

Aware of the “additional pressure” created by the enthusiasm surrounding the Blues and staging a World Cup on home soil, Antoine Dupont was able to take advantage of this moment to find out how Zinedine Zidane coped mentally in 1998. “It is true that there is this pressure that means we are in France, on our soil, but we were sure of our strength as well. We knew we could have a good World Cup, and that’s what we did. “Little by little we gained strength. Everyone pushed us.”

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And for Zizou, this meeting gave him the opportunity to say all the good things he thinks about Toulouse: “What comes out of Antoine is his calmness. He really does things with a lot of dedication. Confidence, you can feel it. He reassures everyone a little bit when you have him.” “The ball. We won’t talk about his passing, because it’s… amazing. (…) I’m Antoine, this is the first time I’ve seen him, and I see a little bit of myself in him.”

The original article was published on the RMC Sport website

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