The Trailer For Nicolas Anelka's Feature-Length Netflix Documentary Has Arrived And It Looks Incredible
Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy in football will be explored during an in-depth Netflix documentary next month.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker, who also played for Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and West Brom during a number of fascinating spells in England, has also played in France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China and India throughout his career.
And the 41-year-old's exploits will be under the microscope in this feature-length, two-hour documentary featuring interviews from those who knew him best.
Check out the trailer for 'Anelka: Misunderstood' below. This is going to be good!
Wenger, Henry, Drogba, Petit, Pogba and - *of course* - Nicolas Anelka, talking about Nicolas Anelka? Oui. Très bon. Anelka: Misunderstood arrives on Netflix on 5 August. pic.twitter.com/dg1xXIbBbT- Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 22, 2020
Anelka will discuss his childhood, faith, his experience at the Real Madrid, his troubled history with the French coaches and his banning from the World Cup in South Africa, among other things.
From the likes of Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger to Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba and Robert Pires - some of the most well-known French personalities in football will give their thoughts on Anelka, who was no stranger to controversy during his career.
The show will officially drop on Netflix on August 5th.
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Most underrated striker in Premier League history. That's the tweet. #Anelka pic.twitter.com/J1LkhiiAjk
- Kay :white_circle: (@GauchoEffect) July 16, 2020
Move over The Last Dance. I want to see Anelka laughing at iPad footage of Ivan Campo joking about the Allardyce erahttps://t.co/djxMv8kP3A
- Jamie Walsh (@walshjamie_) July 16, 2020
One man who probably won't feature on the documentary is former Chelsea boss Phil Scolari, who believes Anelka was the reason behind his sacking.
Scolari came to the Premier League in 2008, just two years after he turned down the England job, but his tenure lasted just seven months when he was sacked in the February of his first season.
A lack of English was often blamed for his eventual sacking but speaking to ESPN Brazil, the former Brazil manager reckoned it was an argument with Nicolas Anelka that sealed his fate, saying:
"I had Anelka playing up front. Nine. Top scorer in the league." Scolari said.
"The players return, I make a meeting, and in the meeting I say: 'Look, now that the players have all returned, Drogba is back after two months, we will try to work a situation involving the two attackers playing one by the side, one in the centre, changing positions.'
"Then Anelka, the league's top scorer, said: 'I do not play on the wing.' Well, that's when I said, 'You don't play on the wing, one's going to be on the left, it's over, I'm not going to stay here arguing with you guys.' And there began a series of other things."
Let us know if you'll be watching Anelka's documentary next month. It's sure to be a cracker!