French President Francois Hollande allowed himself to unflattering comments about the intellectual abilities of a new generation of players complaining on their lack of education.
This opinion he expressed in his book “the President shouldn’t say that…”, an excerpt from which was published by the portal Yahoo! Sports.
“The players are transformed from children with bad upbringing in the rich stars without proper preparation. They are psychologically not ready to distinguish between good and evil. Football Federation of the country should not workouts and trainings. Fitness for the brain” – said Hollande.
However, he does not cease admire such masters of French football, Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini.
The revelation of the President has already responded to some of the players, including the most successful world and European champion with team France’s Emmanuel Petit.
“Why, I these words did not surprise. Athletes are constantly subjected to condescending criticism from politicians. Yes, the players are not perfect, but we could at least be honest to earn a living. Unlike politicians, who live at the expense of the people”, – quotes the portal of the Petit RMC.