French defender has denied his manager's claims that he refused to play last weekend, arguing that he simply was not selected in the 18-man squad for the match
Blackburn Rovers defender Gael Givet has reacted angrily to suggestions that he rejected the chance to play in his side’s 3-0 defeat to Swansea.
Givet was left out of the matchday squad despite an injury to regular left-back Martin Olsson, and Kean later told post-match interviewers that the former Monaco man was not in the right frame of mind to play.
However, Givet issued a statement on Tuesday night firmly denying such allegations.
“I wish to make it clear that I have never refused to play for Blackburn Rovers,” he said.
“It was the manager Steve Kean who decided which players would be selected.”