Michel Platini @ 9 October 1976
HAH. It’s a good thing they got their autograph on the way to the tournament. The mighty (West) Germans probably weren’t in the mood after they were sent packing early. France didn’t even get to play them for the title (France’s first major international title). Lets make 2012 a repeat of this! (ok, a little bit of delusions of grandeur on my part there…)
Lothar Matthäus signing some autographs for the Franco-Belgian border guards on the National Team’s journey to France for the 1984 European Championship.
“The journalists writing that Gourcuff is on his way out are simply getting it wrong,” he declared. “He will be staying. I brought him here because I thought that with him in our ranks, we would have a side with added value, especially in the Champions League.”
“He will be staying here, because with the Euros just around the corner, he’ll have the stability to turn in an excellent season and get back on track,” said Aulas of the 28-times capped France international. “Economically, it would be a mistake to let him go at a time when he can play a part in France’s tilt at the Euros, get back into peak physical form and showing everyone what he is capable of.”(via Ligue1.com - Aulas: ‘Gourcuff not going anywhere’) Source: ligue1.com