on the investigation into Gallas’ injury…
They make a story of it in France. It is now a situation where a club is not even any more in a situation when it can decide when it plays its players. They have the right to pay the players, but not when to play them. What I don’t understand, for example, I don’t disagree that I took a gamble on Gallas. But the player declares himself fit, the medical staff declared him fit, the rehabilitation centre declared him fit, but I still cannot play him because maybe France needs him in the summer in the World Cup. During which we pay him as well. You have to leave some freedom to the club to decide when they play their players.
I want the players to do well for the national team as well but the national teams have to accept as well that we lose the players like Robin Van Persie for the whole season, when he goes there for what? To play against Italy in Bari for a friendly when the stadium is half empty. And we lose him for the whole season. We pay him the whole season. They decided to play him. So when we play at home against Barcelona in the Quarter Final of the Champions League, we are still ostracised because we play a player who declares himself fit. That’s a bit too much.