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Belhanda: Montpellier have gone soft

February 22, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Montpellier playmaker Younes Belhanda has admitted he and his Ligue 1-winning team-mates have struggled this season because they have "gone soft" after their title triumph.

The French champions' freshly-acquired crown was badly tarnished as they flirted with the relegation zone after registering just two wins in the first nine league matches of their title defence.

Though a spell of improved form, reinforced notably by seven successive home wins, has eased Rene Girard's men ...

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