Remy respects classy Blanc
Loic Remy believes Laurent Blanc is the right man to lead France back to the top of the world game.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 18/11/10 2:05pm
Marseille striker Loic Remy believes Laurent Blanc is the right man to lead France back to the top of the world game.
Blanc took charge of Les Bleus following a wretched World Cup campaign which was wrecked by infighting.
A World Cup winner in 1998, Blanc has overhauled the squad in a bid to rebuild team spirit and restore the French public's respect for the national team.
Remy is one of the players to have benefitted, winning his fifth cap in Wednesday's 2-1 friendly win over England.
And the 23-year-old frontman is confident Blanc can help the French team go from strength to strength after outclassing an experimental England side at Wembley.
"We were the best team," he told skysports.com. "I think we dominated the game apart from the last 15 minutes.
"France are trying to build and Laurent Blanc is someone we have the deepest respect for because he is a quality man who oozes class.
"He was also a great player who won something with the French national team, so when he talks you listen."
Remy almost moved to England in the summer, visiting Stoke City before opting to leave Nice for Marseille instead.
And he was delighted to win on his first appearance at the home of English football.
"I'm very happy to play and win in a monumental stadium such as Wembley," he added.
"It is a stadium you dream of playing in when you grow up as a footballer.
"I did love it, to be honest, and winning here made my time in England. I hope to play more at this stadium in the near future."