- Aug 26, 2014
This is technically true, but it overlooks that it was because of form and his (lack of) performances for France that initially saw him not included. The exile only came afterwards because Deschamps thought his response to it was inappropriate. I think this is an important thing to remember for people making the arguments he is good enough to overlook the disciplinary issues.He is a class player in midfield, he'd be a solid addition to the squad. He is a calm and composed passer of the ball, decent tackler and not too bad going forward. I do have my concerns though. He seems very petulant and a little bit immature. He was exiled from the French squad because of his (and his Agent's) comments.
In short, his disciplinary issues invariably stem from hitting out when other people don't think he is as good as he thinks he is.