Deschamps salutes Robert Herbin, a “very great personality” – News feed – Ligue 1

Didier Deschamps, the coach of the France team, praised the memory of the former Saint-Etienne player and coach, Robert Herbin, who died on Monday at 81, presenting him as a “very great personality in our sport”. “To evoke Robert Herbin is to evoke the legend of the Greens, one of the most beautiful chapters in the history of French football. I want to salute the memory of this very great personality of our sport, who disappeared yesterday (Monday) in Saint -Etienne, a city he had flooded with happiness and pride (..) I was only seven years old, in May 1976, when AS Saint-Etienne lost to Glasgow in the final of the Coupe de ‘Europe of champion clubs, the equivalent, then, of the Champions League, after a course which had fascinated the whole of France (..) Like many French people, I have kept in memory some memories of this epic, the parade in particular on the Champs-Elysées the day after the lost final. Saint-Etienne had then won the heart of the country “, concluded the boss of the 2018 world champions.

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