Michel Platini (European champion 1984): “Michel Hidalgo has recreated a history of French football. He created a new generation of footballers in the 1970s. I have known him for 60 years. We wrote a great story. Technical French football (…) The magic square he came across. Tigana, Giresse, Platini, Genghini or Fernandez. Four midfielders. Michel Hidalgo trusted the players. We had to manage on the ground to give it back. The image I keep of Michel Hidalgo? His last match at the head of the French team against Spain. We become European champion in 1984. He raises his arms to heaven. He’s crying … a lot of emotions, “said the triple Golden Ball on RTL.