News 50 Blanc calls for change

News 50 Blanc calls for change

Laurent Blanc is of the belief that French football requires addressing matters at the basic level if improvement is to be achieved.

Being a national coach, Blanc has the burden of ensuring success and wins to a country that has been facing black patches and failures lately.

Les Bleus had won the World Cup in 1998, and then the European Championship success following two years later, and achieved the final of the World Cup once more in 2006.

Unfortunately, very disappointing performances have been shown in the last couple of major tournaments.

Blanc, who succeeded Raymond Domenech after a farcical demonstration at the 2010 World Cup, believes that the downfall in the standards is due to right to the heart of the sport. He also feels that France has been emphasizing too much on creating physically and strongly built players down the years instead of looking of unearth technically-gifted talents.

Comparing, Blanc said that their selection criteria once was big players while in Spain the game matters with its technical qualities. He feels the criteria are not enough and that other ones are needed.

He added that players like Xavi and (Andres) Iniesta have had a hard time getting through.


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