Being Zinedine Zidane’s son bring with it several perks.
Luca Zidane, 18, no doubt has several framed Cristiano Ronaldo shirts in his bedroom, signed by the man himself.
And with Zinedine being a Real Madrid legend, Luca has found his way into Los Blancos’ youth team.
But, as Lionel Messi’s son Thiago will soon find out, plenty is expected from the offspring of one of football’s finest ever players.
Zidane Sr. won everything there is to win in football. The Ballon d’Or. World Cup. Champions League. European Championship. Everything.
This is the negative to being Luca Zidane. The size of the boots he’s expected to fill are pretty huge.
Unfortunately, we might not see Luca crowned a Ballon d’Or winner anytime soon. And not just because he’s a goalkeeper.
The teenager made a horrendous mistake in Madrid’s UEFA Youth League contest against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Zizou was a master with the ball at his feet, and he might want to give his son a few tips. After receiving a backpass, Luca attempts to dribble away from safety rather than hoofing the ball clear.
It goes about as well as you can imagine. Dortmund forward Jonas Arweiler quickly closes in on Zidane, tackles him and passes the ball into the net.
Check out the blunder below.
Zidane certainly didn’t learn those skills from his father.
It isn’t the teenager’s first goalkeeping gaffe of the year. In April, he bizarrely turned his back on a shot as a Paris Saint-Germain striker prepared to let fly.
Then there's his mistake for Real Madrid Castilla against Real Sociedad...
So Tuesday wasn’t a great day for the Zidane clan, then. Zinedine watched his senior team throw away a 2-1 lead against Borussia Dortmund, Andre Schurrle scoring an 87th-minute equaliser.
It’s the second time in four days that Real Madrid have squandered a lead in the dying moments but Zidane wasn’t ready to criticise his players.
"Against Las Palmas we lacked concentration at the end,” the Frenchman said. "Today that did not happen. From minute one to 90 we did our jobs.”
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