Legwinski not hopeful

Thursday 21 March 2002

Sylvain Legwinski says he has all but given up on forcing his way into the France World Cup squad despite an impressive first season in England.

The midfielder has been outstanding for Fulham this season, adapting to the English game with ease and notching up four goals along the way.

But there has been no sign of an international call-up and he admits it is now highly unlikely to happen, given the quality of players in and around the France squad.

"I've always said it would be very difficult to break into the France team," he said.

"You cannot see how they could change the team too much because they have done so well. They have good, experienced players in my position who are used to each other, so it would be hard to be called up unless there were injuries.

"I understand that and my immediate aim is just to play as well as I can for Fulham. It's not down to me to pick the French team and because it is completely out of my hands, I don't worry about it," he added.

Source: Team Talk