We are ready for Blanc to come, says Desailly (2)

08:05, June 22, 2010      

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Desailly admitted that there was a communication problem between Domenech and the French players.

"Domenech does't have the power over the players. For the Euro 2008, they have not qualified for the second round. From there, Domenech is not strong any more. His management and approach to the game have been at another level. Although Domenech led the team to the final of the World Cup (in 2006). But now it looks like it doesn't work. The players don't receive any more message from the coach. They are ready to listen to but they don't understand his message.

Desailly said France were ready for a new coach.

"In the life time coaches are no more (effective) than in two events (World Cup). In the third one, coaches are not any more effective. France have to change a coach," he said. "We are ready for Laurent Blanc to come after the World Cup. And I'm sure with his vision finally you can see he will readress the team." Blanc used to be a national teammate of Desailly.

On France's chances of making the last 16, Desailly said: "Chances are small but we need to try and get it."

France only put in one point on the billboard from their opening two group matches, with no goal scored. They will take on hosts South Africa in the last group match on Tuesday and even a win can not guarantee France a place in the knockout stage.
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