Thierry Henry has criticised the media after their reaction to France’s disappointing draw with Switzerland.
The Arsenal captain is upset that Franck Ribery was hyped by the press as France’s saviour before the game, but then crucified when he didn’t deliver.
“You, the media, wanted him to be in the starting XI,” complained Henry. “Now he is in the team, you want him to go back to being a substitute?
“You can’t put everything on his shoulders.
“It is never that easy to achieve a good match in the national team, especially for the first time.”
The striker expects more open game against South Korea.
“Against Korea, we will have to play because the Koreans play,” he opined.
“They are very technical, the ball moves with one or two touches.
“They have shown what they are capable of at the last World Cup.
“I don’t know what will happen against them.
“Anyway, it is always more pleasant to play against a team that leaves the defensive basis than [it was] against Switzerland.
“But we will have to take care.
“They attack and defend all together.”