Thierry Henry has been quoted as giving a stinging assessment of France's international set-up.
France veteran delivers shock assessment of training
Thierry Henry has been quoted as giving a stinging assessment of France's international set-up to manager Raymond Domenech.
The Barcelona striker is one of the most senior members of Les Bleus' squad after making 112 appearances and scoring 49 goals.
But with France looking set for a play-off for the 2010 World Cup, as they trail first-placed Serbia by four points in Group 7, Henry has sounded his concerns.
The former Arsenal star is said to have held a meeting with Domenech at a training camp last Friday where he was highly critical of methods and organisation.
Henry is quoted by Le Parisien
as saying at the meeting: "Coach, we have something to tell you. I am speaking in the name of the squad.
"We are getting bored during your training sessions. In 12 years with the French team, I have never been in such a situation.
"We do not know how to play, where to be on the pitch, how to organise. We do not know what to do. We have no style, no guidelines. It is not working."
France drew 1-1 with Romania on Saturday and face Serbia on Wednesday, with Henry confessing he and his team-mates are likely to finish second.
But the forward is not throwing in the towel, saying: "We are disappointed that we only got one point from a very good match from the French team (against Romania).
"We have to win our last three matches. It won't be easy in Serbia. Even if we win there, the Serbs will remain one point in front of us.
"If we can't reach first position, we will have to secure second. We will try to reach that first place, even if second seems more likely."