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At Euro '92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners, Denmark, in our final group match.
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At times like that it's difficult to remember what's at stake, that history is in the making. As a player you feel so cut off sometimes, it can be tough... Which is why it is an enormous advantage to play at home.
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Consequently, I won just about everything I set out to win, everything bar the World Cup, of course. But even now, I don't regret that, because I was part of a team which twice reached the semi-finals.
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During such a competition players are there for a long time as well as all the people around them. They need to train, to eat, to go out. There ought to be something in it for everyone. On that particular point, my experience has been a bonus.
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For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time.
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For me, football is just a game, not a drama.
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I gave everything in my career so I have no regrets at all.
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I had been a professional for fifteen seasons, during one of which I had been injured. I loved to score goals, but with age came the reality that what I could do with great frequency as a younger man would not always be possible, given that I was now playing alongside and against younger players.
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I was lucky in this regard, in that I was part of a winning team on many occasions.
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I was never a prisoner to my footballing status.
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I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three year's running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time.
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I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals.
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In 1986, we gave it our best shot but we didn't get the run of the ball.
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In any case, you can't turn back the clock.
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Some games you win, some you lose, and some you draw.
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The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It's a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.
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The match against Brazil was football at its best. Both sides had opportunities to win the game.
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The team which I led to the 1992 European Championship Finals is the only one in the history of the entire competition to have won every single one of its qualifying matches.
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The teamwork is good and we act in unison. In keeping with our slightly different personalities, we share the tasks.
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There again, lots of memories, but I really enjoyed the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
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There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public.
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Thus it became my ambition to retire while I was still at my peak, and it's something about which I have no regrets.
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We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players, including our goalkeeper. Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina.
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We were the best team in the world: European champions in 1984, we qualified without a hitch and 86 was to be the swan song for a very experienced side.
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What differences were there between Maradona and Platini?
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What's more, at the time I was offered the job I was available as I had just left my position as manager of the French team.
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When I follow the finals of the European Cups, I look at all the aspects surrounding protocol, to get some ideas. I am interested in personalities, sponsors and the stands. But as soon as the whistle goes, it's all on the pitch.
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Whenever I was on the pitch, I always tried to win.
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You know, my role as Vice Chairman is a lot less tiring than playing matches every three days.
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