Silvestre won't make waves
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
France defender Mikael Silvestre has admitted his disappointment not to be playing in the centre of the French defence, but refuses to make waves with coach Raymond Domenech, saying the two have a good relationship.
The 27-year-old predominantly plays in the centre of Manchester United's defence - his preferred position - but has filled-in at left-back in the past.
Now Domenech wants to play him at left-back for France's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Silvestre told L'Equipe: "Raymond Domenech spoke to me and wants to use my power on the left side.
"Everyone can have his own opinion. I will be present and want to show I am able to fulfil his expectations in a positive way.
"For (William) Gallas, me or (Lilian) Thuram it has always been the same old story, the same fight.
"Perhaps it will be a controversy that will last until the end of my career. Actually people don't care as long as the team wins."
Silvestre insisted the relationship between him and the French national coach was good, and claimed: "I think there is respect between us.
"The most important thing is to play and have fun.''