Man City coach Vieira takes aim at FFF

Manchester City coach Patrick Vieira has taken aim at the French Football Federation.

Manchester City coach Patrick Vieira has taken aim at the French Football Federation.

Vieira has criticised France officials for running their national team badly and claims they have "let down" their international players.

"In France you are talking about Samir Nasri and some of the other players having personal issues," Vieira said.

"But Samir never had a problem with Manchester City. They talk about Karim Benzema, but he never had a problem with Real Madrid. Franck Ribery never had a problem at Bayern Munich.

"So I think it is the structure that creates that kind of problem. The French national team has to look at itself, how the structure is done. That is not as strong as City, Bayern or Real Madrid.

"The problem is that you need people above who dictate the rules. It is like parents. When you have a kid, who are shown the rules, the kids know where to stand and what to do and what not to do.

"If there are no rules, people do what they want. The structure in the French national team in the last few years wasn’t at the best."

 
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