Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Zizou plans to retire after World Cup

Real Madrid will have to face the choice of one of their best players: Frenchman Zinedine Zidane will hang up his boots after this summer's World Cup in Germany.

The World Champion midfielder, who scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in Sunday's 4-2 win over Sevilla, has already informed the club of his decision.

It's good to remember that Zidane was voted for Best World Footballer of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003 and has a contract with Madrid until 2007.

Zidane scores his first Hat-Trick in win over Sevilla

Zinedine Zidane was elated after striking an important hat-trick for Real Madrid in yesterday's victory against Sevilla.

As amazing as it can be, it was Zizou's first ever treble as he explained at the end of the match: "It is the first hat-trick that I have scored in all my life.

He added, with a touch of fun "I have had to wait for 34 years to score a hat-trick. It is great (laughter).

"Actually, I've never thought about it. Scoring goals is not my first priority. Today it has happened for me, but most important is that our club has won.

"We are in a great shape and it is important to continue thinking about earning victories." he told us.