Materazzi was crucial to Italy’s victory in the World Cup, even though he was involved in that infamous altercation with Zidane. The men met again in Milan last month and he reveals what happened.
He revealed: “Zidane was parking his car next to mine and I took the opportunity to tell him some things, which remain between us. Let’s say I was the one to talk more and when at the end he held out his hand, I gripped it and would not let go until he looked me in the face.
“That was what I wanted. It was good for me; I don’t know how he felt about it.”