Le Carré magique

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It was just magnificent
La Platine, Gigi Giresse
Completing the Magic Square
Don Tigana, Luis Fernández

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “Magic because there was an understanding,
“Each one of us knew what we had to do,
“I couldn’t play like Platini,
“And he couldn’t play like me (too)

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Giresse couldn’t play like me,
“Nor could I play like him,
“But Platini needed Fernandez”
La Petit bonhomme sang the hymn

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “Fernandez needed Tigana,
“Giresse & Platini” (the stealth)
“And everyone knew that the Carre Magique
“Was France’s great strength”

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The heart of French football
Quartet that fashioned “Le carré magique”
All star awesome foursome
C’était juste magnifique

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman


Inspired by “Football’s Greatest” by Sky Sport. This is the feature on Michel Platini. I was enthralled by the Luiz Fernandez interview sequence where he spoke about one of the most formidable midfield foursomes in footballing history, “Le carré magique” – the Magic Square formed by Platini, Giresse, Tigana & Fernandez.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/le-carre-magique/