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Chelsea ace Malouda fails to declare confidence in Domenech

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has failed to declare his confidence in France coach Raymond Domenech.

Domenech started Malouda on the bench for France's 0-0 draw with Uruguay.

Malouda was asked whether he had confidence in Domenech, who polarises opinion as surely as night follows day.

"Me, I am confident in myself," he replied. "I cannot comment and cannot speak about the manager. You can ask him all the questions. All I know is that I am fully confident I can bring something to the team.

"Yes, I was surprised [to be dropped] but that was the manager's decision. I have been used to that in the last two years. Obviously, it is a World Cup so I wanted to prove my quality. Fifteen minutes? I don't know … I tried to show good things and to keep my positive attitude. It's difficult to accept but I have to do it."

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