On July 24, the 2021/2022 season of Ligue 2 will kick off. And this year, the antechamber of the elite of French football may attract new observers. Because this year, a Zidane will evolve in France! Passed by Real Madrid Castilla, Alavés, Lausanne, Rayo Majadahonda, Deportivo Aves or even by Almeria, Enzo Zidane (26) put his bags down at Rodez Aveyron Football. Hired for one season, the eldest son of Zinedine Zidane will live his first experience in France and will try to have more success after failed passages in Almeria and Portugal (13 league matches in all last season).
In Rodez, the former Merengue seems in any case to have found a base that suits him. “ As soon as the RAF came towards me, I had no doubts and I got involved. It is a family club with values similar to mine. Rodez is a city that I know and it’s easier to acclimatize ”, he declared at a press conference, even adding that he “Always appreciated coming to Aveyron, to Rodez”, because it is his “Safe Haven”. “The group is great, I feel very good here. The RAF is a team that works a lot with a clear idea of the game. I am there to adapt to the team, to help the club, by bringing my qualities. ”
Zidane feels good in Rodez
Happy in his new club, Zidane also seems to benefit from an excellent adaptation in his new environment. “In terms of integration, things are going very well. The players immediately put me at ease. We did a 3 day course, there is a good atmosphere and the group is working well. I am fully focused on my goals with the RAF. I can’t wait to play in the Paul Lignon stadium with the public ”. Happy, will Zidane finally blossom and start a love story that will last more than a season?
Indeed, since he left Madrid, he has never stayed more than a year in his clubs. “I want to have fun on the pitch. Enjoy. I have the ambition to do something here over time. I hope to find a club to develop myself and I hope that the RAF will be that club. My game ? I like to break lines with passes, or create offsets. I am a team player. I’m more of a passer, but I like to score. “ Let’s hope for the Aveyron club that Zizou’s son will finally be able to express himself fully after difficult months.