Vikash lifts lid on Lacombe rift
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Vikash Dhorasoo has lifted the lid on his torment at Paris Saint Germain.
Former France international Vikash Dhorasoo has lifted the lid on his torment at Paris Saint Germain, claiming coach Guy Lacombe has lied about his fitness and given him no explanation for his continued refusal to put him in the first team.
The midfielder, who scored the winning goal in last season's Coupe de France for the Parisians, has been playing for the reserves in recent weeks and has missed out on a first team spot in the last four games.
Now Dhorasoo has gone public on his rift with Lacombe, claiming he is 'completely down' after being removed from the first team picture with little explanation aside from the fact he was late for a training session.
"I have endured a strange week," Dhorasoo told L'Equipe.
"They did bring me to Monaco because I was late to a reserves training-session.
"Meanwhile Diane came two hours late the day to travel to Derry, but he played and I will play again.
"Then the day before the match against Lorient, the doctor said I was keen to play while the coach said I was injured. He lied.
"I was on the pitch and when he saw me he refused to do the training-session. He left.
"With the players we didn't know what to do.
"As the group was preparing for the League Cup match I preferred to leave.
"I accepted to be prevented from training. I can't explain why the coach became mad."
However, the former Milan midfielder says he has no intention of leaving the capital club as he aims to prove himself at Parc des Princes.
"I am completely down. I can't understand why they pay me so much for playing with the reserves," Dhorasoo continued.
"But it is out of the question I will give up.
"I made no mistake except being half an hour late at a training session with the reserves.
"It is out of the question I will leave. I won't crack up. I will remain a PSG player until the end of my contract.
"I just ask that people act properly with me.
"The players are supporting me because they can't understand what is happening. Their support is important to me."
However, Lacombe continues to play down the rift, claiming Dhorasoo's time will come at PSG.
"Vikash is not alone in going to play with the reserves," said Lacombe.
"He has to be patient and works as needed.
"He knows why he has not been called. I have no doubt, he is clever.
"That is why I won't give him any explanation. I have no trouble with Vikash, or any conflicting relationship with him.
"He has a different view of rules. I didn't take any action."
Meanwhile Jerome Rothen is still not fit enough to return to first team action due to a knee injury, with Lacombe stating: "Jerome will just resume training sessions at the weekend or early next week."