Malouda calls for French unity

06 June 2010 11:59
France midfielder Florent Malouda says his team-mates must not be selfish in their attempts to win the World Cup.[LNB] Malouda has accused his colleagues of focusing their interest on their own positions in Raymond Domenech's side rather than what is best for the team.[LNB]The Chelsea man believes selfishness cost his team dear in Euro 2008, where Les Bleus finished bottom of their group behind Romania, Italy and the Netherlands.[LNB]And the 29-year-old says his side must correct their narrow-minded thinking if they are to be successful in South Africa, with their campaign due to get underway against Uruguay on Friday.[LNB]Malouda said in the News of the World: "I am more of a left midfielder with Chelsea but that does not stop me going to the right. When that happens, a team-mate must take my place on the left side.[LNB]"You have to create links between players, be interested in others. Not think 'I'm an attacker so I attack and I'm not interested in what the others do'. We are not there to say 'I want to play on the right or in the middle'.[LNB]"We are going to be ridiculous if, like at Euro 2008, each player stays in his comfort zone aiming for good marks from the media to the detriment of the team.[LNB]"The manager does not necessarily have all the answers. That is what experienced players are in the squad for."

Source: Team_Talk