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Sakho "annoyed" at not starting

April 20, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Mamadou Sakho has spoken out about his frustration at being benched just as Paris Saint-Germain head into their final few games of the season, in search of a first Ligue 1 title since 1994.

Club captain Mamadou Sakho has been reduced to sub appearances in recent weeks
GettyImagesMamadou Sakho is desperate for success this season

Sakho, 22, has been an important member of the PSG side since making his league debut aged just 17, but has found himself sidelined under Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti. The former Chelsea boss instead prefering to start recent signings Alex and Milan Bisevac.

The France international defender had not been in the best of form and despite his frustration, understands that he must put his feelings aside and focus his efforts for the good of the club.

"It's infuriating, frustrating, annoying to be on the bench," the PSG captain told Le Parisien. "But I can't let the team feel my emotions.

"The most important thing is that PSG win and become champions. Then we can discuss my personal case later."

The Paris side have won just one of their last five league encounters, conceding the advantage at the top of the table to rivals Montpellier at a crucial stage of the season.