Break your voice, Who has the right, In café des délices, Place des grands hommes… With more than 35 years of career, Patrick Bruel is a symbol of the French landscape. If he had always liked to be an artist, he would have liked to be a football player. Sunday, February 4, 2024, for La Tribune Sunday, he said: “We cannot have everything, do everything; it would be rude to regret what was offered to me. Now, would I be an excellent lawyer or doctor? Would I have been great soccer player? That's the only thing my family stopped me from. At 14 I played for the Paris Université Club and the leaders of INF Vichy, the training center that is now Clairefontaine, offered me a professional adventure! But great family advice, much to my chagrin. Bye-bye green fields”.
Does the singer feel bitter? “No… Not at all…” he pointed with a smile, before slipping: “Now, when you have a friend, Luis Fernandez, who you played against, scoring a penalty in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup. .. That day I told my mother: 'You hid my career from me.' But as it was June 21, the day of the Fête de la Musique, I think it was a sign.” Although Patrick Bruel has continued his career as a singer, he is still passionate about football. In June 2021, in front of the microphone of Europe 1, he assured that N'Golo Kanté is the best player in the world.
Patrick Bruel's words about Kylian Mbappé
In November 2021, for Ouest-France, the father of two children spoke about his passion for football and assured that his first emotion was going back to the World Cup 70. Admiring the career of Kylian Mbappé, he declared: “He is a genius, and you have to know that. We don't realize what he has already brought to French football, namely the World Cup already in 2018. What he is achieving at PSG is astonishing. We forget his age, the speed with which it all happened, the superstar status he has and does not claim. Met I have him at Restos du coeur and he is a generous, responsible guy, full of energy and giving of his time”.