I think it was when I left PSG at 14 or 15. It was a turning point.
I missed France’s World Cup win in ’98. And didn’t make the team for 2018. But the next time France makes a World Cup final, I’ll be there.
I went from being my momma’s boy to being the World Cup’s Golden Boy: That ain’t so bad, right?
I was just praying that he was gonna call me. Then when he called me, all that adrenaline was just like rushing through my body.
It was October 31, a Serie A game against Pescara — my first match on the bench. For me all was new. The locker room, all red and black.
I want to tell you about me, Amine. I feel like maybe you don’t know me that well right now. But you will one day.
I’d do all the things my dad taught me on the pitch while, about 200 metres away, he slept in the car in the parking lot.
I was a student and at my friend's home when the it hit and I don't remember much because I was so terrified.
I could tell he was very passionate back then, and he still is now.
We was kind of like dark horses in the background, working our way to the final.