Select a Team

Gallas 'haunted' by strike

Frenchman left to rue 'one mistake' at last summer's World Cup

By James Dall - Follow me on Twitter @James_Dall.   Last Updated: 06/06/11 1:05pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Frenchman William Gallas has admitted he is 'haunted' by last summer's infamous player strike.

Gallas: Left to rue 'one mistake'

Les Bleus endured a disastrous campaign at the 2010 World Cup, capped by a fall-out between players and coaching staff.

And the Tottenham defender fears his international career will only be remembered for this blemish.

"We made decisions that were wrong, but at the time we were in a bubble, we were oblivious. This image haunts me and I know it will pursue me," Gallas told L'Equipe.

"I've had 16 years at the top level and one decision, one mistake has screwed up everything."

Gallas, who helped France reach the 2006 World Cup final, announced on Monday that he has quit the national team after being overlooked for their latest squad.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

VOTE: England's attack v Slovakia

VOTE: England's attack v Slovakia

Harry Kane? Raheem Sterling? Jamie Vardy? You pick England's front three against Slovakia...

Copa America top performers

Copa America top performers

From Lionel Messi to Enner Valencia, we pick out six star players at the Copa America.

'Hand of God' remembered

'Hand of God' remembered

On the 30th anniversary of the 'Hand of God' goal, Terry Butcher remembers England's infamous World Cup defeat to Argentina.