Le Tallec eyes permanent exit
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Anthony Le Tallec has insisted that he does not want to return to Liverpool next summer.
The 21-year-old tied up a season-long loan move to Sochaux earlier this week and is looking forward to playing more regularly than he did during a difficult time in England.
He would then love to secure a permanent move to the Stade Bonal, although he does maintain that he will look back on his Liverpool career with pride.
"From my stay at Liverpool I do have regrets, but I was lucky to play there too," he reflected.
"I played great matches against Chelsea and Juventus notably but now Liverpool is in the past.
"This summer I had a short talk with (Liverpool boss Rafa) Benitez, and I told him I wanted to leave
"Today I am at Sochaux and I really hope that club will seize the option to buy me, because I don't want to go back to Liverpool."
Le Tallec feels that Sochaux was the right place for him to go in order to further his international ambitions.
"A lot of clubs were interested in signing me, but to me Sochaux was the best choice," he explained.
"The chairman and the coach wanted me, and I wanted to work with coach Alain Perrin. It is the perfect club to find stability.
"I hope to have a good season and to achieve my individual aims: keeping my place in the French Under-21 team and breaking into the full French team."