Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Doha: David Trezeguet has scored some important goals for France, perhaps most notably the golden goal that handed his country the extra-time win over Italy in the final of the UEFA Euro 2000.
He was also part of the golden generation of French players that lifted the FIFA World Cup on home soil two years earlier. Now the former Juventus and Monaco striker believes it is time for a new football region to step up and take the spotlight.
“The organisation I’ve seen in Qatar has been excellent, and it will be something spectacular here in 2022, not just for Qatar but for the whole Arab world,” Trezeguet told sc.qa on a visit to the offices of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in Doha.
He continued: “The projects under way here in a country under constant development are something extraordinary. That’s why it is important for me to be here and give my support to a project which will be unique.”
The Les Bleus legend has already seen some of the world’s best youngsters in action this week at the Al Kass International Cup; a tournament that features some of the top U-17 teams from across the world, and pointed out that Aspire Academy was creating a pool of talented Qatari players to compete against the best in the world.
“We already have a preview for what the World Cup will look like with the young players in the Al Kass U-17 tournament here in Doha. The important thing for Qatar will be to showcase Qatari talents who will be able to demonstrate their footballing qualities.
“The Aspire Academy is showing that they’re up to any football challenge. This tournament has welcomed teams of a great level for many years, and this helps Qatari football grow as well. They are doing extraordinary work at the Aspire Academy, but there is still room for improvement as the country’s football continues to develop.”