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Scharner hits out at Bruce
10 Oct 2008 - 12:15:37
Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner believes manager Steve Bruce is punishing him for his desire to play international football.
The outspoken 28-year-old has started just three Premier League games for the Latics this season after being a virtual ever-present during the last campaign.
Scharner has recently returned to the international fold after missing out on selection for Euro 2008 following a row with Austrian Football Association.
However, he is unhappy at Bruce after seeing his club opportunities become limited this term.
He said: "I have paid the price for making my national comeback.
"I'm in a difficult situation at Wigan and not getting on well with Steve Bruce at the moment.
"We will have to see how long this state of affairs goes on for. He said I shouldn't play against France last month, but I did and he seems to be resentful towards me.
"I will wait and see what happens."