Giuly hits out at Domenech
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ludovic Giuly has hit out at Raymond Domenech for leaving him out of the France squad.
Barcelona winger Ludovic Giuly has hit out at Raymond Domenech for leaving him out of the France squad.
Giuly was a surprise omission from Domenech's 23-man squad for the World Cup finals next month.
The former Monaco player was unhappy that Domenech could not tell him personally he was not going to Germany after Franck Ribery won a surprise call-up in his place.
"I met all the selection criteria Domenech put forward," Giuly told L'Equipe.
"He wanted experience, players accepting they might be on the substitutes' bench, players who play for a great club and who had appeared in big games, players who don't complain.
"I did all that for Barcelona, so either I didn't understand or Domenech has changed tack.
"He should have told me face to face. It was the least he could do.
"Nobody called me to ask me to be ready just in case. He (Domenech) was not even able to do that."