French coach Raymond Domenech turned on his own supporters following his side’s surprising defeat to Slovakia.

Domenech criticised supporters who persistently booed Fabien Barthez during the 2-1 defeat.

“There is never any happiness when you lose,” said Domenech.

“However this [the result] was nothing serious. It is a shame to lose after achieving a good performance.

“But tonight I am disappointed by two things: the result and the behaviour of some our fans.

“I can’t understand how we can have such short memories.”

Domenech is undecided as to who should be his first choice keeper at the World Cup with Barthez and Gregory Coupet competing for the number one jersey.

“Fabien has been World Champion, and made a lot of people dream. It is unacceptable to boo at him from the start, from the warm-up,” added Domenech.

“To me it is worse than anything, it is worse than a defeat even. It really is a shame what happened to Fabien.”

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