Patrick Vieira hits out at classless Raymond Domenech for manner of World Cup snub

13 May 2010 10:39
Patrick Vieira has hit out at France boss Raymond Domenech, accusing him of lacking class in his handling of the former skipper's omission from his World Cup squad.

The 33-year-old, who moved to Manchester City from Inter Milan in the winter in part to prove he was worth a place on the plane to South Africa, only discovered he was not in the 30-man preliminary group by watching the announcement on TV.

Good relationship: Patrick Vieira (right) was angry with the way he found out about Raymond Domenech's decision to leave him out of the squad

'I respect the choice,' he told Canal+. 'There are other players who can help, I do not doubt that. The only problem I have is in the context of our relationship.

'I've always had a healthy relationship with Raymond. I expected more candour, more contact - then I would have accepted it much more easily.

'Learning the decision like that - this lack of tact, the lack of class - it annoys me. Some coaches know how to do it, others do not.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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