Defending the interests of Adrien Rabiot (25, Juventus) against all odds, Véronique, her mother and representative, has been doing it for many, many years. We remember his many media outings when the midfielder was slow to extend to Paris SG in 2014/15, then when the capital club left him in the stands for the last six months of his contract, in 2019.
“It’s not just an impression. Adrien is a prisoner. He is even a hostage of PSG. Soon, it’s dry bread, water and the dungeon! This environment is cruel… (…) We take him hostage because he does not want to re-sign, while he is only respecting his contract. Adrien asks only that: to respect his contract ”, had she launched in particular in the columns of The team in March 2019, cutting Thomas Tuchel and Neymar in passing without naming them.
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PSG and Le Graët targeted
Accustomed to noticed media outings, the representative of the Juventus environment, whose work was notably praised by Jean-Marc Bosman in Bild and Adrien’s debut club, US Alfortville, in So Foot, had once again stepped up to the plate at the start of 2020. It must be said that the president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët clearly questioned her, in March 2019, to explain the lack of explanations following the decision of his son of not being a reserve for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“I asked Adrien Rabiot to come and explain himself to my office. And it was Madame Rabiot who replied by saying that she wanted to come first alone to the meeting. I told him it was out of the question, even in a dream. It was after he gave up being a reserve for the World Cup. There was then a second contact, where she told us, this time, that she would come with her son. It was not what I wanted, so there was no date. I wanted to tell him that he was too young to be angry with the France team. But that could not be done and it is a pity ”, regretted the boss of French football.
The response of the person concerned had been rather salty at the microphone of The Channel The Team. “I had no contact with Mr. Le Graët. He didn’t speak to me, I didn’t speak to him. Obviously, I didn’t ask for anything. We didn’t speak. I know that journalists say that I had contact with Mr. Le Graët, which is not true. I know what M. Le Graët said and, today, right in my boots, I tell you: M. Le Graët is a liar. So I did not, in any way, speak with Mr. Le Graët ”, she had let go in January 2020, very recovered.
The Bucharest episode
Rather discreet since the return of her toddler in Blue, in September 2020, she is again at the heart of the news after her spat with the families of Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé. At the end of the round of 16 of Euro 2020 between the France team and Switzerland (3-3, 5 tab to 5), the latter took to task the members of the two families, blaming the former for the loss of ball on the Swiss equalizer at the very end of the match and the second the behavior and arrogance of their son. A journalist, accused of leniency towards the star striker of the Blues and PSG, was also criticized by Madame Rabiot.
TF1, RMC Sport and The team explain that the other families present in the stand at the National Arena in Bucharest were shocked by the scene and the content of the words used. This scene, which has been touring France in recent hours, could especially create tensions between the main concerned and jeopardize the balance and the union of the France group, so dear to Didier Deschamps. If he stays in place, the breeder will have his work cut out for picking up the pieces. Right in her boots, Véronique Rabiot, she did nothing but defend her son. In his way.