Nicolas Anelka was never like the others. The striker, who spent a season at Real Madrid, remained forever in the memory of white fans for three reasons: his price (more than 5,000 million pesetas), his personality and his two goals at Bayern Munich that He gave the ticket to the final in Paris.
In the rest of his career he went through a multitude of clubs: PSG and Arsenal before his white stage, return to Paris, Liverpool, City, Fenerbahçe, Bolton, Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua, Juventus, West Brom and Mumbai City.
To explain such a hectic career, the French premieres a documentary on Netflix 'El incomprendido' tomorrow that keeps an eye on the world of football. Before, he gave an interview to Le Parisien to explain the reasons, which will be seen on the screens, etc.
The reason for the title and its differences: “Netflix chose it but it suits me well. It defines the player he was and also the misunderstanding about my personality. I was different, reserved and even shy. My story is that of a man who refused to be like the others to integrate. I never wanted to refuse to be accepted but they didn't want to accept my differences. I couldn't change my personality to fit “
Bad Boy Fame: “It's simple. The real Anelka is the one who was laughing on the field. The other one doesn't exist. I didn't want to speak to the press when my career started and I paid the price. Normally, if they tell lies about a player, he ends up responding to Correct it. I never did. I didn't deny anything. I didn't care. It was a kind of punching bag that took hits without returning them. The bad boy legend was easy … Then it's true that I did certain things that fueled that legend. “
World Cup 2010, mutiny, insults: “What happened that day happens millions of times in a locker room. When you get to that level, you have to have character. What I told him was” You just have to make your shit team “. You have to understand this reaction, classic in a locker room, it was because of the desire to compete and for things to change. It's a locker room conversation and I had to stay there. It not only transpired that, in addition, what came out was not correct. I didn't apologize in public because it was something from the locker room, I didn't say it in public. If I agreed to apologize to the group because I spoke in front of them but none of this was public “
Knysna's coup: “I didn't understand when some said, years later, that they didn't realize they were doing something stupid. I was there when it was decided. No one was forced into anything and everyone knew what it meant.”
Domenech: “I have no resentment towards him and before Kntsna we had a good relationship but I have not spoken to him since then.”
Repentance: “It would be too easy. I take responsibility for everything. Everything was thought out and if I made a mistake, I assume it.”
Documentary film: “Some will like it and others will not. As it happened with my career. I did not do it so that they change the way they look at me. My reputation does not interest me. That is the difference”
Mbappé: “Mbappé has nothing to ask me. He is so strong tactically and mentally. But I removed some obstacle before. I was one of the first to go out or sign a big transfer. I was also one of the first to work with my family when I was in bad shape. seen. I was a pioneer and the pioneers get hit but I paved the way. Mbappé today benefits from my experience 20 years ago. “
Future, train PSG: “I am taking the trainer course and I give myself a year or two to start working on it. PSG? Never say never, but it requires experience and baggage that I do not yet have.”
About Black Lives Matter: “I wish there were more blacks and Arabs training but I am not optimistic. As a coach I do not see myself training in France. I face reality as it is. I am black and, in addition, my name is Anelka …”