Camel's got hump with Bordeaux
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Camel Meriem has hinted he could quit Bordeaux in the summer, if the club are not capable of challenging at the top end of the table.
Bordeaux are languishing in 12th position in Ligue 1 and Meriem has been bitterly disappointed with the team's showing this term.
The playmaker admits he would be happy to stay with Les Girondins if there are noticeable signs of progression.
But the France international concedes that he is at the age - 25-years-old - where he wants to be playing at the highest level.
"One year before the World Cup you have to make a good choice," Meriem told L'Equipe.
"If I am to remain here until 2007 it is important that everyone takes advantage of it, notably the club which has invested in me.
"Any player wants to play at an outstanding club and play in the European Cup.
"Bordeaux being 12th in the rankings is a big disappointment. At my age I want big matches at the top of the rankings.
"Then we have to see what the club's orientation will be - whether the officials want to build a team to play in Europe.
"There is no discussion with the officials yet."