Passing through Rothen ignites on RMC, David Ginola invited the leaders of PSG not to deny their past on the eve of the shock against Real Madrid, this Tuesday, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m. RMC Sports 1). A match for which the former Parisian striker did not receive an invitation.
It’s not really a rant. But rather a strong reminder. During his stint in Rothen ignites, this Monday on RMC, David Ginola invited the management of PSG not to deny his past. At the time of the shock against Real Madrid, this Tuesday in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1), the former Parisian striker did not receive an invitation to the Parc des Princes. However, he was part of the team that overthrew the merengue club in March 1993, during a quarter-final second leg of the UEFA Cup which has become legendary (4-1). With Antoine Kombouaré’s helmet shot at the end of added time…
“The invitation, I don’t care, somewhere. But at some point, if you want to write history, you must not forget history precisely, believes Ginola. The history of a club “, that includes everyone. You can’t stop at a certain period. (…) You can’t write history by zapping a whole part of your heritage. Real Madrid doesn’t forget all of its history. The history of a club is written over years and years.”
“A duty of respect and memory”
The former striker of the France team, who wore the red and blue jersey between 1992 and 1995, also regrets that the former members of the house are not more often invited to the stands of the Parc des Princes. “If you send an invitation to George Weah for this PSG-Real, even if he is the president of Liberia, maybe it gave him pleasure to come like the other players, explains Ginola. Today at PSG, all the former players, glories or not, would have their place at the Parc des Princes to come and see the matches when they feel like it. It’s a duty of respect and memory.”
While waiting to see the situation assessed, the 55-year-old former dribbler will be fully for Paris against the players of Carlo Ancelotti. And he would like to feel a national momentum behind Kylian Mbappé’s partners. Which will not necessarily be the case. “Even if our heart is more in Brittany, in the south, in Corsica or in the north, you have to understand that it’s a French club that plays against Real Madrid, a Spanish club, in the Champions League. And I think that it was necessary to have a little more patriotism and chauvinism”, estimates the one who hung up the crampons in 2003, after a last experience at Everton.