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Michel Platini: ‘Sepp Blatter is an exceptional political animal’

Blatter and Platini

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini has criticised ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter saying that the latter wanted to make Platini “his last scalp”.

“He thought he would grow old, finish then die and be buried in FIFA. It was his wish,” Platini told Le Monde in an interview published on Thursday.

“He always said that I would be his last scalp. I know he had a fixation on me, to the end. Don’t always believe what Blatter says. He’ll always tell you what you want to hear but he’s an exceptional political animal,” the Frenchman added.

Both men were banned from all football-related activities after FIFA made a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2.00 million) to Michel Platini for work done a decade earlier.