Larrieu focused on pitch
Romain Larrieu insists Plymouth's financial woes have not affected their performances on the pitch.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 14/12/10 3:09pm
Plymouth Argyle keeper Romain Larrieu insists that the club's financial woes have not affected their performances on the pitch this season.
The Frenchman, who has been at the League One club for over 10 years, has experienced many highs and lows since joining from Valence.
However, the 34-year-old believes that the club's recent financial plight, which last week saw them given a two-month extension to clear their debts with HM Revenue & Customs, should not be used as an excuse for their sluggish start to the season.
"I would be lying if I said that the financial woes aren't playing on the players' minds because we are always wondering what will happen next," Larrieu told skysports.com.
"However, we are professional footballers and results can make the mood turn so quickly and that is what we are concentrating on.
"Everyone is trying to forget what is happening upstairs because we can't help on that front, but we can change what happens on the pitch and that is what we are focusing on.
"It shouldn't get us down because it is just an unfortunate situation that we find ourselves in and all our focus is on the pitch.
"With everything happening at the club financially it is always important to keep yourself occupied with games and training because the only place we can do our talking is on the pitch.
"We have been desperate for a game and that showed at the weekend because when you get a good result you want to get another game under your belt quickly to help build some momentum.
"It was a very important game because it means so much to the fans when we face Exeter and hopefully we can take that euphoria into our next game."