Thierry Henry has delivered a withering assessment of France’s international set-up under coach Raymond Domenech.
France have struggled in their current World Cup qualifying campaign and their best hope of reaching next year’s finals looks to be via the play-offs as they trail first-placed Serbia by four points in Group 7.
Henry is quoted by Le Parisien as saying at the meeting: “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.”
France drew 1-1 with Romania on Saturday and face Serbia on Wednesday, with Henry confessing he and his team-mates are likely to finish second in the group.
“We are disappointed that we only got one point from a very good match from the French team (against Romania),” the Barcelona striker said.
“We have to win our last three matches. It won’t be easy in Serbia. Even if we win there, the Serbs will remain one point in front of us.
“If we can’t reach first position, we will have to secure second. We will try to reach that first place, even if second seems more likely.”