Video: Laurent Blanc forgets to name two players in France squad, including Arsenal’s Samir Nasri
Gunner inadvertently dropped
From the evidence in this video, it appears France coach Laurent Blanc needs to improve his handwriting and invest in some new glasses. The hapless manager missed two players out of his squad as he made the official announcement ahead of matches against Romania and Luxembourg.
Fortunately, a member of his backroom staff was on the ball and spotted that he had not named Arsenal’s Samir Nasri or Real Madrid’s Lassana Diarra.
After his error, Blanc said: “Why did I leave them out? I’ve no idea. I’ll start again. I need reading glasses.”
OTP bets his predecessor Raymond Domenech wishes he had forgotten one or two names when announcing his World Cup squad.