Malouda targets trophy treble
Florent Malouda is hungry for more success at the World Cup after his season of glory with Chelsea.
Last Updated: 28/05/10 10:00am
France winger Florent Malouda is hungry for more success at the World Cup after his season of glory with Chelsea.
Malouda helped the Stamford Bridge outfit claim their first-ever double as they triumphed in both the Premier League and FA Cup.
And the midfield maestro, who has been an integral member of Carlo Ancelotti's side this season, now wants to help France silence their critics in South Africa.
"When you have such a great season, where you've shared so much with the fans, you want to experience the same thing with the national team," Malouda told the Daily Mirror.
"We don't want to go back to our clubs with our heads down. When you win titles with your club, you become more ambitious."
Les Bleus endured a rocky road in qualifying for the summer showpiece, only scraping through after their controversial play-off victory over Republic of Ireland.
But Malouda, who is now back in favour with Raymond Domenech after falling out with the departing coach, believes they can silence their critics.
"It's all down to what we do on the pitch, the attitude we have, and above all the results," he added.
"There's a certain amount of responsibility when you play for the French team, but the players feel like they're ready to take up the challenge. The context wasn't easy before, but we've tried to change things.
"What I like about the new system is that it's more attacking, I have more freedom and I'm not just a defensive midfielder like at Euro 2008.
"I'm someone who enjoys responsibility. It was quite painful for me the last couple of years when I was on the (France) bench. I did my best to turn the situation around, and I'm very happy."