We were wrong — Malouda

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France and Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has conceded that his national side made the wrong call when they decided to go on strike during the 2010 World Cup.
The seeds were sown in a war of words between manager Raymond Domenech and Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home for his part in the argument that took place at half-time of the game against Mexico.
At the time of the substitution that saw Andre Pierre Gignac come on for the Chelsea striker, the scoreline remained goalless. But the full-time whistle saw a jubilant Mexico celebrate a 2-0 victory over the 1998 World Cup winners.
Following the result, les Bleus went on strike prior to the crunch encounter against South Africa, which also ended in a loss – this time a 2-1 scoreline, with the French managing to score their only goal of the competition — as they bowed out in utter disgrace.
Now the former Olympique Lyonnais winger believes that the team made a mistake.
“We were in a state of mind where we were reacting to something,” Malouda told Sky Sports News.
—Reuters