Latest football leaks and allegations of tax evasion against several footballers, including Portuguese star Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, could “affect” the players, fears the merengue trainer Zinédine Zidane who also believes on Friday that the professionals “know perfectly what they Do “.
“What I hope for everyone is that things will soon be cleared up. We, what we want is to think only of football and win our matches, said the French technician in a press conference. It is certain that when we talk about all this, it affects (the players). But the important thing for us, is that I hope that things will soon be resolved. ”
“Footballers know exactly
what they are doing or what they have done”.
As a former player, Zidane felt that footballers are aware of how their money is managed. “Players are intelligent people, they know perfectly well what they are doing or what they have done, as it should be anyway. The players are good people, they are professionals and they know what they are doing, “assured the former icon of the Blues (108 caps, 31 goals).
According to information released Friday by twelve European media, Ronaldo is accused of having “hidden 150 million euros in tax havens, thanks to offshore mounts passing through Switzerland and the British virgin islands”. Several other players or former players of Real, like Luka Modric, Fabio Coentrao or Pepe, have also seen their name quoted in the latest football leaks.