Off the court since October 2018, Yoann Gourcuff has brilliantly embraced a tennis career with his club Larmor-Plage, unbeaten this season in the men’s Regional 1.
He recently returned to the news in spite of himself. However, Yoann Gourcuff has been absent from football since October 2018 with Dijon (whom he left in January 2019). The former France international found himself at the center of a conversation that took place between Patrice Evra and Nicolas Anelka last week at Ruthin that caught on at RMC. But the former Rennes-trained player is, today, far from these discussions.
Telegram reported on his performance in his new sport: tennis. The 35-year-old shines on the courts with his club Larmor-Plage (Morbihan), who are unbeaten in his men’s Regional Group 1 with four wins (including two with Gourcuff) and a draw. On Sunday, the former playmaker took part in Landerno’s win by defeating 15th seed Alan Mazzella like himself, in the super inning (3-6, 6-2, 10-8). In October, Morbihannais did really well with a win (7-5, 6-7, 10-3) over Quimpérois Arthur Thuet (ranked 5/6).
Yoann Gourcuff, a native of Bluemore (ten minutes from Larmor-Plage), gave up the straps for snowshoes in October 2019 by taking a license at his current club. When he was young, Gurkov vacillated between his career as a footballer and as a tennis player. Finally accepted the second late and obviously successful. A far cry from the fiery discussions that were the subject of last week between Evra and Anelka, who criticized him for his excessive caution in dealing with the France team, especially during the 2010 World Cup.
“Everyone Wanted Their Skin” in 2010, According to Evra
Evra, the blues captain, said, “At the time, everyone wanted to flog him. There were so many lies. They said he was terrified of scum. I had gone to see Yu and told him that Ribéry had never spoken badly to him. I told him to speak up.” , Evra recalls. Nicholas Anelka added: “We have created a myth about Ribery, who supposedly beat or threatened Gourkov. It is not true.”
The truth is, people told him to stay behind: ‘You’re going to hit the scum, you little Frenchman. “I added Evra. I was disappointed because I defended. He was losing balls because he was under a lot of pressure. I think it was Henry who said to him, ‘Hey, after your season in Ligue 1 Manchester City are interested in you, we have to go to a great club.'” He replied in a voice. Too soft: “No, I don’t do that. “I don’t have the level yet, I can’t.” Guys thought something was wrong.”
If Yoann Gourcuff doesn’t announce his retirement, it looks like he’s on record. His father Christian hinted at it last year. The latter explained: “In his head, he’s good, I think he’s happy, you should know how to turn the page. There was a lot of frustration at the end of his career, but he’s absorbed that well. It should be. Reasonable, and we don’t resume like that, after two years.