Friday, April 06, 2007

Sagnol out!

Aie Aie Aie....Wily Sagnol hurt his knee in the Champions League game against AC Milan and will now miss the rest of the season and should lace on the boots again starting next season for Bayern and France. I think this is a blow to both the Munich club as well as Les Bleus.

As for Bayern, I think they will find a way to make it without their star right back. However with Les Bleus, I am very curious as to what Domenech will do without one of the stalwarts of the squad. If the past few games gives any indication, he will turn to Lyon's young defender Clerc to hold up the right side of the pitch. While all the reports from the Austria friendly indicate is that Clerc was very active, had a good rapport with Nasri and the forwards, and was the producer of a number of quality crosses. However that was Austria, in a friendly. The next two matches are both at home, against Georgia and Ukraine. The former, should not be too much of a problem without Sagnol, but the later has a certain Shevchenko to deal with. With the apparent offensive difficulties if France does not have Ribery, Henry, Saha, Vieira for the August matches (all but Henry should be fit....but may not be at 100% game fitness) the left and right fullbacks will be asked to push higher and to give the strikers greater support, a lot to ask a talented, albeit young, fullback.

Maybe Domenech will listen to this voice and call back Chimbonda....not as if he is playing in some half rated league on some amateur team.

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