The exinternacional French, director of the Real Madrid first team sent a message of encouragement to his compatriot, who must undergo a liver transplant.
The French coach Laurent Blanc, also sent a message to the player who wanted to convey calm ahead of the announcement for the tournament. "I'm not coaching, I think the player today and in humans," said Blanc in a message through the website of the French Football Federation.
The coach called it "a sad day" for the player and the coaching staff "that goes beyond football, talk about important things"
"I hope to show that his great mental strength can overcome this crisis," said Blanc, who on behalf of the entire coaching staff sent "a message of strength for him and his family," he added.
Through social networks, other players also sent messages of support. "My friend Eric Abidal, courage, brother, I hope all goes well," wrote Samir Nasri. Bafétimbi Gomis is considered "a great gentleman of football with many values" and Djibrill Cisse sent him "strength." (via SPORT)