Tuesday, 5th January 2010

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has cleared the air with manager Carlo Ancelotti and team-mate Frank Lampard after he was recently reported to be criticising the two. Although the Frenchman still believes he should be playing in the big games, he claims much of what was written was the result of badly translated quotes.

It put me in a difficult position, but I reacted like a man,” Malouda said in The Times. “I spoke with the manager and with Lamps to make everything clear and tell them what I said and that in no way did those words come out of my mouth. I just gave an interview in France which was really badly translated and that’s it.”

The 29-year-old has managed just ten appearances for Chelsea this season, and is worried his lack of play could hamper his chances in being included in the France World Cup squad. With the absence of some key players due to the African Cup of Nations however, Malouda can look forward to being highly involved in a busy January period.



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