Landreau plans bright future
By Patrick Haond & Laurent Picard. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Paris Saint Germain new boy Mickael Landreau is hopeful that his move to the capital will help win him a starting berth with the France national side.
Landreau arrives at PSG from Nantes as third choice in France's pecking order but he is confident he can usurp Gregory Coupet and Fabien Barthez to become a regular starter.
PSG head in to the forthcoming campaign aware that their supporters are demanding a vast improving on the mediocrity of recent years, with Landreau confident his new side can deliver.
''I come to Paris with ten years of experience, with a certain status,'' he told L'Equipe.
''I come to Paris without any fear. I know it is a special place here, where everything is not always that easy.
''But I wanted such a context to be able to grow and improve.
''As chairman Alain Cayzac said Paris is both rebuilding and ambitious. The main idea is to have a team that wins.
''To reach that, we have to not fear the other teams. But it won't come in one day.
''I have just participated in two finals with the French team as number three keeper.
''Today I aim to be a little more in competition with Gregory Coupet.
''But I don't ask straight away for a number one status. It will come little by little.''
Meanwhile, Uruguay international Carlos Bueno has agreed a loan switch from PSG to Sporting Lisbon with a view to a permanent deal.
The striker has been pushed down the club's pecking order following the arrivals of Amara Diane and Pierre-Alain Frau and will now seek pastures new in Portugal.