I’m dif­fer­ent from dad, in­sists Enzo Zi­dane

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Enzo Zi­dane in­sisted yes­ter­day that he was a “dif­fer­ent player” from his father Zine­dine, af­ter be­ing un­veiled at La Liga club De­portivo Alaves. “I don’t think much about that,” the 22-year-old at­tack­ing mid­fielder said when asked about com­par­isons with Zine­dine Zi­dane, a 1998 World Cup win­ner feted as one of the finest tal­ents of his gen­er­a­tion. “I’m Enzo, I’m dif­fer­ent, a dif­fer­ent player,” Zine­dine’s el­dest son in­sisted of his father, who now coaches Real Madrid, last sea­son lead­ing the Span­ish gi­ants to a sec­ond suc­ces­sive Cham­pi­ons League ti­tle. Enzo Zi­dane signed a three-year deal with Alaves hav­ing pre­vi­ously played for Real Madrid’s third di­vi­sion re­serve side Castilla of which his father was coach be­fore tak­ing over the reins of Real’s first team. Last sea­son, Enzo made a scor­ing de­but for Real in the King’s Cup, and has played 78 games for Castilla. De­portivo Alaves, based in Vi­to­ria-Gasteiz in the Basque coun­try, reached the fi­nal of last sea­son’s King’s Cup, where they lost to Barcelona. —AFP

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