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Barton: French players 'don't like working'

February 21, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Joey Barton has claimed French footballers "don't like working" and "getting themselves dirty", and believes they only play well if they are angry.

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Barton, 30, has become a fan favourite with Marseille supporters since joining the club on loan from Queens Park Rangers last summer with the OM faithful appreciative of his combative, industrious style.

His team-mates may be somewhat less enamoured with an interview in Thursday's ...

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