The Frenchman has come under a lot of criticism from former France manager Raymond Domenech, who was in charge of team-France before Laurent Blanc took over from him after a disastrous 2010 World Cup
Jeremy Menez played a crucial role in France's 2-0 victory against the co-hosts Ukraine. Despite missing few golden opportunities in the match, Menez managed to get on the score sheet with a well-taken goal in the second half.
The PSG winger was an unused substitute in France's 1-1 draw with the Three Lions. But the Frenchman was preferred over Malouda by Laurent Blanc in the next game. Menez looked rusty in the first half but came to life in the second half and scored the first
goal of the match. And as things stand, Menez is set to keep his place in the French side when they take on an already-eliminated Sweden side.
However, Jeremy Menez’s recent heroics for club and country have not impressed former France manager Raymond Domenech. The 60-year-old former France international blasted Menez for his lack of consistency.
According to Domenech, Menez is not a complete player and he does not deserve a place in the starting eleven. Highlighting the missed opportunities against Ukraine, Domenech stated that Menez in not very consistent and is lacking in confidence at the moment.
Menez has performed brilliantly for his club last season but Domenech feels that the player is not yet ready for the international arena.
Raymond Domenech said that inclusion of Jeremy Menez in the team do add extra attacking flair to the team but that leaves Les Bleus weaker defensively. Other players like Benzema, Ribery and Nasri perform their defensive duties as well in addition to their
offensive duties, but Menez lacks that quality.
However, Domenech admits that the 25-year-old is a gifted goal scorer and his goals are the only reason he is starting ahead of players like Malouda and Martin.
Domenech stated that Ukraine were not a strong side and France managed to get past them easily. But against quality teams, Les Bleus need to step up especially in the defence area and that would mean removal of Menez from the starting line-up to take the
extra pressure off the defenders.