France Football editor-in-chief Denis Chaumier is excited by the football Barça are playing and explained: “even though Zidane is with Madrid, I’d be lying if I didn’t say most French hearts are with Barça”.
“Anything can happen in football”
The France Fotball editor enjoyed a great night at the Stadium on Tuesday with Barça’s win
over Arsenal and afterwards he reflected: “matches like Tuesday’s show that even when
you dominate the game and create chances - even when you are ahead, anything can happen: with just
a few minutes to play, Bendtner had the chance to score and that would have sent Barça out. That
would have been completely unfair to me, but it makes you realise that in football, anything can
, who declared himself a Barça fan, was at the
on Wednesday to present the
Book of the 50 Years of the Ballon D’Or
to the top three players in
last year’s awards
Iniesta, Xavi and
In an exclusive interview for Barca TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat, he
“Barça have a big following in France. The fans always do whatever they can to get to
see them. Many French hearts are with Barça”.
“Barça are an example for all clubs
Chaumier enthused about Guardiola’s team, claiming: “that
the three nominees for the Ballon D’Or were all from Barça just shows what a great job the
Club is doing and is a great challenge for the rest of football.
Right now Barça are an example for all clubs and they lend a great dignity to our
The unique Barça style
It’s not just Barça’s results that are creating such an
impression across the world, according to Chaumier: “the extraordinary thing about this team
is the way they play. It’s hard to copy, because the standards in world football today are
rather more concerned with physical strength, speed, ability to jump and so on, whilst Barça are
completely different. That is what has made this team such a captivating and pleasing sight for so
many fans across the globe.
Barça have many advantages over their competition and I don’t think they can ever be
Hunger for titles
The hardest thing is always to stay at the top, more than to reach the heights, and
that’s one more reason why Denis Chaumier admires Barça:
“the best thing about Barça is that as well as offering fantastic football, they have
been able to keep such a high level for so long. They never seem to tire of winning and that makes
them almost invincible”.