Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has hit back at Bixente Lizarazu after the World Cup winner slammed his role in France's World Cup meltdown.

Lizarazu, a World Cup winner with Les Bleus in 1998, has criticised Anelka's casual attitude in South Africa, accusing the forward of "strolling" and playing "in a selfish manner".

Anelka responded by sarcastically asking: "Lizarazu - who is he?

"When he speaks and we listen, we seem to hear a living legend. He's just a former player in lack of recognition, frustrated by the success of his mates Zidane and Dugarry.

"Has he forgotten that he was at the 2002 World Cup? I was not included in the squad but I refrained from comment. He should stop talking about respect."

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