Speaking to PremierLeague.com, the iconic Frenchman typically said: “I am very happy and very proud but, at the same time, I am not surprised. I would’ve been surprised not to be elected! 

“I played football, I loved football, I dreamed about football as a kid. Of course to play in England was a dream, it was a dream for everybody, playing for the Premier League.

“I have been lucky to play in this team, with wonderful players, a wonderful manager and wonderful fans. 

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