Coupet angry with Barthez
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barthez was glowing in his praise of Nantes captain Landreau, following his outstanding display in the recent Champions League draw at La Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau.
The United star suggested his opposite number should be included in Roger Lemerre's World Cup squad, although admitted the decision obviously rested with the coach.
"On that score, Barthez disappointed me," revealed Lyon number one Coupet.
"He was not very correct.
"He should not have claimed the presence of Landreau in the 23 on TF1.
"If I do not go to the World Cup, whatever the qualities of Mickael, I would have a doubt.
"I would wonder whether Roger Lemerre took account of Fabien's opinion.
"That said, I believe the coach is not the kind to let himself be influenced.
"He has a policy and will stick to it."