Capped 84 times by France and a World Cup finalist in 2006, William played 72 times for us between 2010-2013 and was outstanding in our Champions League campaign of 2010-11.
It’s perhaps less known that the defender jetted Down Under for the final season of his playing career with Perth Glory in the A League.
As we return to Oz for the second time in as many years – this time for week-long tour of Melbourne, including high-profile matches against Juventus and Atletico Madrid in the International Champions League at the iconic MCG - William has nothing but the highest praise for the country.
Below: William takes on Italian great Alessandro del Piero - Perth Glory v Sydney FC
"It’s a great country, I spent a year there and it’s something else,” said William.
"Obviously it's completely different to Europe and they are trying to improve the football with the A League.
"I’m sure all the players will love it, especially in Melbourne. It’s a great city. Melbourne has everything, it’s a sporting city."
William's Big Interview - HERE
Spurs in Melbourne
We take on Juventus at the MCG on Tuesday (July 26, 8pm local, 11am UK) and Atletico Madrid on Friday (July 29, 8pm local, 11am).
Tickets available - HERE