Malouda was in the Les Bleus camp which refused to train ahead of their vital clash against South Africa following a row between Nicolas Anelka and Raymond Domenech.
The former boss sent the Chelsea striker home after a half-time bust-up - a decision which led the players to go on strike.
And Malouda admits he and his colleagues made the wrong choice, and that everyone should share the blame for their disastrous campaign.
He told Sky Sports News: "We were in a state of mind where we were reacting to something. That was the wrong decision. Now it's over and we're thinking about the future.
"It's really something brutal. For a player, for a simple problem to go to huge proportions - everything was out of control.
"Trying to blame one play for a collective mess, collective failure - I can't understand that."