Friday, April 23, 2010

Platini says it straight - Les Bleus are in trouble

Ouch ouch ouch, when arguably the greatest French player ever (I would say the greatest French players of all time in no particular order - Platini, Zidane and Kopa) says the team has no chance in South Africa, that we have lost a generation and that the manager is rubbish. Can one really argue with the former French captain and manager? I certainly will not.

His comments that Domenech has not been able to get France to be greater than "nul" meaning they were zero...who can argue with that? Platini also goes on to say there is no way France is one of the best 5 nations right now - does anyone really believe Les Bleus can beat the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Holland, Ivory Coast or even England in a knock out stage in South Africa?

This latest attack from the French legend is telling of the state of France Football. Unfortunately Escallette is the only man in France let alone the planet that knows why Domenech remains at the head of Les Bleus....alas I agree with Platini....we are watching a generation wasted.

4 comments:

philip said...

Sad but true. A great generation being wasted.

GFC said...

Alas I fear that is the case...

Steven said...

That's pretty hypocritical on Platini's part, as he was one of the many establishment figures who came out IN SUPPORT of Domenech after Euro 2008!!!

GFC said...

@Steven, I would argue it shows that Platini is not afraid to call what he sees if the situation changes...unlike Escalette who refused to admit his manager is garbage! Let us not forget that many of the players also came out to "support" Domenech post Euro 2008. It is not out of the ordinary for a show of support...even though the manager/coach is on his way out. I am sure that Platini and others assumed that Domenech would resign or be asked to leave after that Euro fiasco.

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