The ex-Senegal international - who helped Los Rojiblancos to a UEFA Cup victory and two Copa del Rey titles during his eight-year spell in Spain - also refused to entertain the idea of swimming with sharks during a light-hearted chat with official La Liga sponsor, Clear Men.
“I’m scared of heights. So, going into space, no way,” he said.
And neither did he fancy swimming with sharks, though Kanoute said he would embrace his sense of adventure if tasked with living off the land.
“I love to do this kind of stuff and just be at peace with the environment,” he insisted.
Watch the full interview below.
Frederic Kanoute is an official LaLiga ambassador and was speaking courtesy of Clear Men, official global partner of LaLiga.