Lizarazu has a big problem with Margotton

Lizarazu has a big problem with Margotton

As the duo prepares to officiate at Euro 2024, Bixente Lizarazu reproached his friend for the comments.

This Thursday marked the first meeting of the Blues on the road to the Euro: Didier Deschamps has in fact communicated his list of 26 players to go to Germany. Bixente Lizarazu undoubtedly followed the announcement carefully. But one month before the start of the European Championship, the former Bordeaux player, who was on Tuesday at the Stade Chaban-Delmas for the 100th anniversary of Lescure, has other priorities.

Asked in the columns of Sud Ouest about his way of preparing for the event, the 1998 world champion did not hesitate. “By cycling a lot!” I need to feel physically fit to be well and enthusiastic about the comments. I exercise all the time but this makes me want it even more because I know that for a month it will be difficult. So I stock up on a lot of energy.”he explained.

After twelve years commenting on Les Bleus matches for TF1 and almost a decade pairing with Grégoire Margotton, at Canal then on the first channel, Bixente Lizarazu is on familiar ground. The native of Saint-Jean-de-Luz did not fail to emphasize his good understanding with his friend. “There is a real complicity with my commentary partner. With Grégoire Margotton, we get along really well, things are simple between us, we never step on each other’s toes, we enjoy working and living together”he confided.

“You must never say this word with me”

However, Bixente Lizarazu does have a reproach to make to Grégoire Margotton. “Its only fault is that it still doesn’t say chocolatine”, breathed the Basque, very attached to its South-West and its traditions. This is not the first time that Liza has rekindled the debate on the issue. During confinement, he took up Thomas Sotto on this subject at the microphone of RTL.

“So you must never say that word with me. Never say that word with me. Chocolatine ! Chocolatine ! »he said, adding: “Chocolate, it’s warm, it’s warm, it’s friendly, it’s the South West. The rest doesn’t exist for me. »

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