Zinedine Zidane 'proud' of son Enzo after France call-up

The former national captain and World Cup winner expresses his delight after his son was selected for Francis Smerecki's Under-19s team and is confident in his abilities
Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has revealed his pride after his son, Enzo, was called up to the France Under-19s squad.

The 18-year-old, who is currently part of Los Blancos' youth team, was born in France but became a Spanish citizen in 2006 and represented the nation at Under-15s level.

However, he has since opted to declare for France and was recently included in Francis Smerecki's Under-19s squad, which is a source of pride for his father.

"I am proud that he can wear the French jersey for the first time," Zidane senior told RMC. "He wanted it and he deserves it. It is not only because he is called Zidane but [because] he does beautiful things on the pitch.

"In any case, he is delighted to be picked and I am as proud as my dad was with my first selection."

Enzo Zidane, who has adopted his mother's maiden name, Fernandez, will join Smerecki's Under-19s squad for a training camp this week but remains eligible to represent Spain in the future.