Domenech hits out at Houllier
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Domenech is unhappy at Houllier's use of the summer recruits from Le Havre and believes the former France coach is not using them in the right manner.
The Under-21 boss is keen for the two stars to be playing regularly in a bid to improve and he is also unhappy that midfield ace Le Tallec is not fully fit.
"It is abnormal for boys of their age to play so rarely. It is a true problem," Domenech told L'Equipe.
"When I see in which form they arrivedÇªAnthony is out of fitness, he is not even playing the reserve team matches.
"It is a worry and I think the two players start to understand that. When I think their coach is a former coach from national team! He is not allowed to sign them and not play them. It is a mess."
Houllier is trying to play down the problem and insists that both players figure in his plans.
"I won't start a controversy, they are not out of form. Anthony is in the group and will start soon," responded Houllier.
"They played matches and had the same preparation as the rest of the team. I appreciate them very much and I am very happy to have signed them.
"Moreover I didn't force them to sign. I warned them they will need time. The English league is special and you need a time to adapt: perhaps six months.
"Anyway if Raymond Domenech is not happy he just has to send them back."