France coach Raymond Domenech says Patrick Vieira will captain national team of France at the World Cup if the Manchester City midfielder plays regularly in the Premier League. The former Arsenal star had been growing increasingly frustrated at Inter Milan at his lack of playing time in the team with the World Cup around the corner.
“If he gets a run of matches Patrick Vieira is the captain of the France team,” Domenech said, “He has just started playing again. Don’t do what you normally do, a player has a good match so he has to be in the France team, then he has a bad match, you have to drop him from the France team. What matters, and Patrick knows it, is that he gets a run of matches. I definitely don’t have any doubts about his qualities. And he knows that and we are in complete agreement because we have discussed it at length. What matters is that he gets a run of matches and if he gets a run of matches…Patrick Vieira is the captain of the France team and that’s it. There’s not even a debate.”