Michel Platini (European champion 1984): “Michel Hidalgo has recreated a history of French football. He created a new generation of footballers in the 1970s. I have known him for 60 years. We wrote a great story. Technical French football (…) The magic square he came across. #Tigana Giresse Platini Genghini or Fernandez. 4 midfielders. Michel Hidalgo trusted the players. We had to manage on the ground to give it back. The image I keep of Michel Hidalgo? His last match at the head of the French team against Spain. We become European champion in 1984. He raises his arms to heaven. He’s crying … a lot of emotions, “said the triple Golden Ball on RTL.