March 27th, 2013
04:53 PM ET

CNN Football Club: David Ginola answers your questions!

Former France, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur star David Ginola was a special guest on CNN FC. (Getty Images).
Former France, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur star David Ginola was a special guest on CNN FC. (Getty Images).

He is the former France winger who made himself a hero in Newcastle and north London. Now David Ginola will be answering your questions as he makes his debut for the CNN Football Club.

A flamboyant attacker who dazzled Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur fans with his gallic flair, Ginola was named the best player in England in 1999.

Ginola, capped 17 times by his country, also spent three years at the Parc des Princes, helping PSG to a French league title in 1994.

Does Ginola think his old team can match Barcelona in next week’s quarterfinal match-up? And what does he make of David Beckham’s arrival in the French capital?

You can also vote in our poll, which this week asks, who will win the quarterfinal between Bayern Munich and Juventus?

Vote in the poll above and don’t forget to tune in to the CNN Football Club on CNN International at 1700 GMT on Thursdays.

You can also have your say by following our @CNNFC Twitter account or visiting the show’s Facebook page.

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dave

    What is / was your professional & personal opinion of George Graham ?

    March 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  2. BigT

    I would ask him why he didn't put the ball in earlier than he did rather than play to the crowd by mugging the fullbacks

    March 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  3. Anesh

    Your France side failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup when you lost 2-1 at home to Bulgaria after a last-gasp goal in the final group match. You had posseession of the ball in the dying seconds of the match but chose to make a wild pass in the opponents half and gave away possession for the Bulgarians to score. Your coach Gerard Houlier publically blamed you. Why did you opt to do that instead of just taking the ball to corner and playing out time. You had a magnificent team with the likes of Cantona and were highly fancied for the World Cup.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  4. johnseng

    Why do you get payed MILLIONS to "PLAY" a very young kids game? I would assume you are over the age of 21 year's of age??

    March 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  5. Imran Fariz

    How much has the role of a winger changed in this era compared to yours?

    March 28, 2013 at 5:04 am | Reply
  6. Joaquin

    Do you think a European team will be able to win the World Cup in South America for the first time in 2014?

    March 28, 2013 at 8:52 am | Reply
  7. Shaun

    Will there ever be another flamboyant player like him again? What was his relationship with jurgen Klinsmann when he was at Spurs?

    March 28, 2013 at 8:57 am | Reply
  8. Denis

    @Anesh: Houiller blame him, because he didn't want be responsable of this defeat, but in reality he was the only reason, Houiller is a politician in french soccer, but he didn't win a title since further years.
    David thank you for your accessibility, and your joyful face with everybody. I met you some times when you played at PSG, during summer preparation in middle France, you are kind personn. What du you think about Lucas? He did good games, but we are waiting his first goal.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:21 am | Reply
  9. Kia

    Messi Or Ronaldo?

    March 28, 2013 at 11:43 am | Reply
  10. Philip AH-CHUEN

    How does David Ginola rate Gareth Bale?

    March 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  11. Jamsterthehamster

    Do you consider the NUFC current squad with their current galic flair as potential contenders for a Top Six place next season?

    Also how did you find your time living in Nerwcastle as an adopted 'Geordie'

    March 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  12. Mario

    @johnseng: to be able to have an educated opinion on football (yes I said football), you should think outside of the box, beyond the USA's perspective of the game. You have to think globally. You have to understand not just the game, but nations, cultures, rivalries and so much more than just the game.
    This isn't just a game for the rest of the world. This is their lifestyle.
    Your question implying that "soccer" is a "kid's game", is insulting to the world's football community. It is the most uneducated, ignorant, idiotic and imbecile question that has ever been asked about this game.

    March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  13. MIKE


    March 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  14. frankie

    My Favourite Spurs Player of all time. And I have been a supporter for 40 years. Would you consider coaching role at Tottenham if offered. Thank you for the wonderful moments!!

    April 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  15. Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Wishing David Ginola all the best in life. Thanks for the wonderful moments.

    April 24, 2013 at 7:34 am | Reply

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