Diarra content with loans
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former France Under-21 international is happy to continue his football education in his homeland, after conceding there are other players ahead of him in the queue for first-team football.
Diarra spent last season on loan at Bastia and has now tied up a similar deal with top flight outfit Lens.
''I am loaned by Liverpool for the third on-going season - so what?,'' Diarra told France Football. ''That doesn't mean I am hopeless or incompetent.
''Do you see the Liverpool group? They are all internationals or more famous players.
''I had a long talk with Rafa Benitez and he could not guarantee me a first team place. I didn't want to only play ten games a season.
''I am 23-years-old and I have to play. I have a lot of ambitions.''