Henry slams Domenech methods

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France players are getting bored during training sessions and are lost on the pitch, striker Thierry Henry was quoted as telling coach Raymond Domenech today.

Speaking to Domenech last Friday at France's training camp, Henry was quoted by daily Le Parisien as saying to Domenech: "Coach, we have something to tell you. I am speaking in the name of the squad.

"We are getting bored during your training sessions. In 12 years with the French team, I have never been in such a situation.

"We do not know how to play, where to be on the pitch, how to organise. We do not know what to do. We have no style, no guidelines. It is not working," said Henry, France's top scorer with 49 goals from 112 caps.

The French federation declined to comment on the matter.

France are likely to need a playoff to book their ticket to the 2010 World Cup following a 1-1 home draw against Romania on Saturday that left them trailing Serbia by four points in Group Seven. They travel to Serbia on Wednesday.

Domenech took charge of the national side in 2004, with France reaching the World Cup final in 2006 before being knocked out in the first round of Euro 2008.

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