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considering how much his physique improved while he was at Juve, it is clear that he benefited a LOT from creatine, probably more than other players. IMO it seriously undermines his place among the greats of the game. :thmbdown: It is also disgusting how he claims doping is not dangerous, great message for the young athletes :yuck:Former France, Real Madrid and Juventus legend Zinedine Zidane has opened his heart to fans of the game, and he admits his regret at the way he behaved during the World Cup final against Italy in 2006.
His on-pitch battle with Marco Materazzi reached boiling point and Zidane let off steam by headbutting the Italian.
The gesture shocked the world, and the former Bianconero says he regrets what he did on that ill-fated night in Berlin.
"I ended my career on a very sad note," Zidane told Le Parisien.
"At the time my mother was in hospital but I am not trying to justify my actions. I felt empty when I returned to the dressing room. It was not a nice end at all.
"I was insulted but my reaction was not right. The provocation should have been punished. I don't feel any injustice at all. It was not the thing to do."
Zidane also spoke about the days when taking creatine at Juventus was the norm.
Many will remember the doping scandal which rocked the club ten years ago, but Juve were cleared of any wrongdoing by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
"Doping was a bad thing. We used to take creatine in Turin, it was illegal in France but not in Italy. I don't think it was dangerous," added Zidane.
Zizou is taking his time away from the game but he did hint at a possible coaching role in future.
"Coaching? Not now but maybe in ten years I may consider it," concluded the Frenchman.