The episode will be broadcast exclusively with football players Arsene Wenger and Marcel Desailly talking about the sport.
BeIN SPORTS will broadcast the first episode of the brand-new series Behind the Scenes with French football legends Arsene Wenger and Marcel Desailly on January 30.
During the episode, Wenger and Desailly will discuss matters related to player rituals, the spirit inside the locker rooms, how football has changed throughout the years and much more.
Desailly, former AC Milan, Chelsea, Al Gharrafa and Qatar SC player, discussed preparations for a football player as being very different from any other sport. In the interview, he said: “I always compare football and rugby because the mental preparation is different. It’s individual preparation. Look at the national anthem and players who are singing it, it’s because they are already thinking of their match in their mind. It’s a mental preparation”.
Arsenal legend and former manager Arsene Wenger discussed how he influenced the design of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. In the interview, he said: “At the Emirates Stadium I designed everything with the architect. I asked for a huge locker room, with big enough individual space and a close massage room and doctor room. When you go inside you will feel that it all works perfectly”.
Arsene Wenger and Marcel Desailly are part of a long list of names from the footballing hall of fame who have appeared on beIN SPORTS, including Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel, Ruud Gullit, Yaya Touré, Nemanja Vidić, Wesley Sneijder, Graeme Souness and others.
The second episode which is scheduled to air next week will feature former captain of Tunisia Sami Trabelsi and former Ajax, Manchester City and Sfax player Hatem Trabelsi.