Clermont-Foot goalkeeper Michael Fabre has admitted to Al Heddaf that he was disappointed to hear that Algerian national team coach Rabah Saadane has decided that he would only call-up one goalkeeper from the Algerian league for the 2010 World Cup.
The player had been scouted in recent weeks and claimed he was prepared to play for the North African country but it now seems he won’t make it to South Africa this summer after all.
“It’s clear that after believing in a call-up for some time that I’m naturally disappointed but I’m not crushed. I have an interesting end of the season with my club and I’m focused on that challenge. We have decisive encounters to play and I need to stay calm and not worry too much,” he said.
Meanwhile, Fabre was asked if he still fostered some hope of being selected for the World Cup and answered that there was still a chance considering the list of players still hasn’t been sent to FIFA.
“Yes [I have hope] especially because the list of call-ups hasn’t officially been made public. For my part, the World Cup would have been the cherry on the cake. My position won’t change vis-à-vis Algeria. I mean that my ambition is to play in the Algerian national team, before or after the World Cup. It’s a dream that I wanted to realise,” he explained.
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