Acquitted last Friday by the Swiss courts, the former number 10 of the French team opens in an interview granted this Friday to LCI.
Michel Platini empties his bag. Recently published by the Swiss judiciary, after a seven-year soap opera, the former FIFA president takes stock of his future at the microphone of LCI this Friday. A future that will not go through the institutions of football, that’s for sure … And that though “set», 67, is now free to take on the roles you choose. Believing that he, with his family, “they need a major media break“The former vice-president of the French Football Federation (FFF) and FIFA, also former president of UEFA, no longer want to evolve in this environment.”I decided not to apply to FIFA, I decided not to apply to UEFA, I decided not to apply to the French Football Federation, I decided not to apply to Fifpro“, he says.
Decisions that are not new to Platini, who explains that he made them “a long time ago“.”I meant it with my head held high and not under the influence of an accusation, of something false.“, Hammer, with the singing of the cicadas as a background sound. “The footballers, the players, the game, the clubs, are things I look at, it’s everyday football, grassroots football. This is what fans like and I will always be a football fan, but not a fan of these institutions.“, he adds, assuring that”this world no longer interests him. This world disappointed me.“The former Blues game creator is no longer eager to put on the Sports Minister costume if President Macron offered it to him.”No thanks, I want to live a little quiet“, let go without deviating.
Seven years of agitation
Recall that Platini had been in the eye of the storm since 2015 for a disputed payment by FIFA and its former president, Sepp Blatter. A case that cut off his wings, his head in fact, when he was promised the reigns of FIFA. The one who inherited it, Gianni Infantino, was clearly the goal of Platini in his earlier speeches. The Swiss leader was clearly not cited here.
“The goal, of course, was to eliminate me for seven years. (…) I said it when I left the track: they won. Seven years ago, he was supposed to be the president of FIFA. Today, I certainly wouldn’t be in Cassis sunbathing, I would definitely be on planes before going to shake hands with hypocritical people. Since then, I’ve matured, I’ve grown, I’ve aged, I’m 67, how are you ?, I don’t want to spend my life on planes anymore and go out with people I don’t like and I don’t like at all“, Says Michel Platini, relaxed and serene, but firm and straight in his boots. Touched too, saying that “the wound is deep“, But determined to assert his contracting rights on the legal basis. “What has happened in all these institutions so that they do not recognize my innocence? What’s behind it? That is why I filed a complaint in Paris and will file a civil action in Switzerland“he recalled, picking up the term”counterattack“.
There are many who believed in me, but there are those who killed me
Claiming to have been injured by “the judgment of the mediaPlatini also noted with satisfaction that “people believed in (him)in the middle of a storm. “People who thought I was sincere, honest, and that I was going to do things for football. There are many who believed in me, but there are some who killed me.“The word has come out …
But the resurrection may be near. In any case, the former 1984 European champion, wearing the tricolor shirt, still has no intention of retiring permanently from the world of football that took him from AS Nancy-Lorraine to the world championships, passing by Saint-Etienne and Juventus of Turin. . “I always said that if there was something interesting to do for football, I would do it, but not in these institutions. These institutions are worlds that have disturbed me, that I have not liked in recent years and I do not want to return to this world. But if there is something very positive about football, the game and the players, I will try to do it“, He said. And to continue:I think players are not part of the world of football today. All these bureaucrats hate footballers. But if there’s something interesting to do, I’ll do it, and I have interesting ideas.Michel Platini is not dead, much less.