INTERVIEW – For the first time in 16 editions, the Euro is preparing to cross the borders of more than two host countries. Its creator Michel Platini explains …
In a large hotel located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Michel Platini arrives alone. Laid back and smiling. Far from the image of a fallen football policy and a man undermined by long years of proceedings against him. Open to all subjects, he received Le Soir for two long hours. To kick off what, like it or not, will remain its Euro. A tournament played in 11 countries and of which he will be the big absentee.
Michel Platini, the curtain will rise this Friday on the Euro of cities. One year late, but on a new concept. Does he still have a reason to exist in these times of pandemic?
First of all, we must re-establish the chronology of the facts and put everything in context. For the 60e anniversary of the Euro, I wanted to mark the occasion. With an event which strikes at the same time the spirits and which is inscribed in the history of Europe which continues to be written. A mix of sport, politics, development aid and popular event. A tournament
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