PSG play down Sessegnon exit
Kombouare expects club to cope without midfielder
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: February 2, 2011 2:06pm
Sessegnon: Wanted out
Paris St Germain coach Antoine Kombouare is confident the club can cope with the loss of Stephane Sessegnon.
The midfielder moved to Sunderland during the January transfer window after making it clear that he wanted out of the French capital.
PSG were reluctant to see the Benin international leave, after three successful years together, but were ultimately forced to bow to the wishes of the player.
Sessegnon's exit has left them short in the middle of the park, a situation which could hamper their title push, but Kombouare insists the club will bounce back stronger.
"We received a lot of propositions to replace Sessegnon, but none matched what we were looking for," he said.
"I think that sends a strong signal to the squad that I trust them and have faith in them.
"Could we have kept Sessegnon? No. Today I have fewer options because the player chose to leave. He didn't want to play anymore.
"But PSG have not been weakened and we will remain strong together."