Trezeguet looks back on his missed penalty in the final against Italy

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Trezeguet looks back on his missed penalty in the final against Italy


Guest of the Sky Calcio Club show on Sunday evening, the former goalscorer of the French team and Juventus David Trezeguet returned to a painful moment in his career, his penalty missed against Buffon during the shooting session goal of the 2006 World Cup final against Italy.



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Buffon and Trezeguet in the 2006 World Cup final


No one forgot his tears on the balcony of the Crillon hotel in Paris on July 10, 2006. Cheered by the crowd, David Trezeguet is inconsolable, haunted by his missed penalty the day before against Italy in the Cup final world in Berlin. Hero of Euro 2000 thanks to his golden goal, the center-forward of the French team saw his shot smash the crossbar of Gianluigi Buffon. Fabio Grosso does not miss his. It’s finish. The Blues leave the trophy to the Italians. “So far, it has not been a very fun World Cup for me,” said David Trezeguet on Sky Sport Italia on Sunday. The former legend of the Old Lady remembers that the German World Cup took place in the same year as the demotion of Juve in Serie B.

“I shot it well”

Dropped by expelled Zinedine Zidane, Raymond Domenech’s players lean on their frames for the fateful penalty shootout. Trezegol (34 goals in 71 caps) has not forgotten. “I took my responsibilities,” he said. “Every penalty has its story.” In 1998, the young Monegasque, 20 years old, had not trembled in quarters, facing these same Italians. “The one against Buffon, I shot it well,” he continues. “But unfortunately, that’s how it is. These difficulties made me stronger and more mentally strong.”

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