André-Pierre Gignac spent several years at the France national team and longed to play one world CupI wish that it was fulfilled in South Africa 2010but it ended up being a nightmare after the game against Mexico in the group stage.
The duel was played in Polokwane on June 17, 2010where El Tri won 2-0 with goals from Javier Hernández and Cuauhtémoc Blanco in the second half, after the halftime discussion that changed everything in the French team.
“It was my dream to play a World Cup and it was a nightmare, we arrived, everything was fine and that game was minus 12 degrees, an incredible cold, the stadium was all green. And I enter halftime and they beat us (Mexico) ”, he said with Franco Escamilla.
“There was a problem between the coach and Nicolas Anelka and that made the group explode and it went badly for us. The player returned to France, it is difficult to lose the player in such an important competition and we did not react in the right way, we didn’t want to train and it was a nightmare. I will remember it once negative waybut they beat us and got through the group stage”, he added.
At half-time in the match against Tri, Raymond Domenech named Anelka and the striker took it as an attack, who allegedly told him “Fuck off” to the then coach, so Gignac came on in the second half, replacing him, and Nicolás was expelled from the National Team in the middle of the World Cup, which unleashed the French nightmare.
???????? Ce qu’Anelka a dit à Domenech at the Coupe du Monde 2010:
« T’as qu’à la faire ton équipe de me*de »
???????? The LÉQUIPE UNE le lendemain: pic.twitter.com/2934dVwxVs
– The mouche du coach (@lamoucheduc0ach) August 5, 2020
“there was a teambut we did poorly in the friendlies, we lost against China, we drew against Uruguay and after that loss against Mexico we lost to the host, against South Africa and it was a mess. they killed usbut I was 23 years old, what am I going to say to players of the stature of Henry, Evra, Ribéry, I followed the group”, recalls Gignac.
In the program was Hector Morenodefense of Rayados and the Mexican team in that match, who said that they did not know anything until the documentary that Anelka released in 2020.
“Us we had no ideaI saw Anelka’s documentary and there we played the half part against, but we have no idea, we were against france, against the super team, with Ribéry, Malouda, a great team. They are always favorites,” he stated.