US Lionel Charbonnier: "With Bruno Martini, we knew each other better than our own women"
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Lionel Charbonnier, goalkeeper of AJ Auxerre between 1987 and 1998, paid tribute to Bruno Martini, his teammate in Burgundy, died this Tuesday following a cardio-respiratory arrest:
“Lately, I saw him at the birthday of Gérard Bourgoin (former president of Auxerre, NDLR). We went over the old years between cigarettes. He smoked a lot to relieve his stress. The mix between the cigarette and stress is never good ... " he breathes. “I built myself for ten years with him. At that time, we knew each other better than our own women, we told each other everything, he was my big brother. I would like to send him a big thank you, because with his advice, he helped make me the goalkeeper that I have become ”, says the former goalkeeper of the Blues, with tremolos in his voice.
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"You have to do everything for the team," Koeman reportedly told Messi. "I'm going to be inflexible, you have to think about the team."Messi and Koeman met shortly after the Dutchman's appointment last week amid rumors the Argentine wanted to leave the club following its 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Charbonnier also keeps the memory of a visionary man: "He was already very focused on statistics that nobody understood at the time, he knew everything about each player before the games. He was a very atypical boy in this environment: he never went to conflict and preferred to smoke a cigarette rather than open his mouth. He fed off the happiness of others and it is a joy to have known him. He takes the history of French football with him, because French football does not exist without Bruno Martini. "
Arte. Bruno Patino will chair the Franco-German channel from January 1 .
© AFP Bruno Patino in 2015 Véronique Cayla's successor has taken over the channel for four years, we learn on Wednesday. Bruno Patino, elected president of Arte France this summer , will head Arte GEIE, the structure that brings together Arte France and Arte Germany, from January 1, 2021, according to a press release from the Franco-German channel. He will succeed German Peter Boudgoust in this post.