Former England manager Sam Allardyce has labelled Laurent Koscielny ‘soft’ after the defender criticized France national team manager Didier Deschamps, according to the Metro.
The Gunners centre-back revealed his disappointment and unhappiness at the lack of contact from Didier Deschamps after he got injured.
Koscielny ruptured his Achilles tendon during a Europa League game against Atletico Madrid back in May which saw him miss out on France World Cup squad.
Speaking on his disappointment, he said ‘When you are in good form, you have lots of friends. When you are injured… after a certain period of time, you are forgotten about,’
‘He [Deschamps] called me once for my birthday in September.
‘Otherwise, no. Lots of people disappointed me. Not only the coach.’
Big Sam however doesn’t share his regrets and believes that the 31-year-old is wrong for expecting constant contact from the manager while he is injured.
‘Get over yourself,’ Allardyce said.
‘Deschamps has got so much going on, to ring up a player, to ring up and see how they are all the time. I just don’t get it. ‘It’s not one phone call.”