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Florent Malouda believes he has been shown a lack of respect by Raymond Domenech and insists he will not treated like a ''puppet'' by the France coach.
The Chelsea winger, who has 44 caps for Les Bleus, has escalated the war of words between the pair by launching a fresh attack on Domenech.
Malouda, who like Domenech was heavily criticised during and after Euro 2008, was last seen in a France jersey in October, when he was replaced after just 37 minutes during a World Cup qualifier against Romania.
He was not called up for Les Bleus' next match, a 0-0 draw against Uruguay in a friendly.
Domenech claims Malouda is out in the cold because of footballing reasons but the Chelsea wideman believes there are other factors involved, and is openly critical of his coach's dealings with him.
''I am not a clown, I am not a puppet. You have to respect individuals as well,'' Malouda said in L'Equipe. ''I don't want to talk about him, or with him. He has the tendency to create conflict. What he has done to me, he has never done to anyone else. But he has the right to do what he wants.''
Malouda was initially upset with Domenech for failing to back him after his displays in the Euros, which the player admits were disappointing.
He was retained in the France squad for the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign but for the first match, against Austria, he was left in the stands for the game.
Malouda did not play in the next match, a 2-1 win over Serbia, and then came the Romania game, when he was hauled off early and Malouda believes Domenech has got it in for him.
''I haven't been punished, no,'' he said ironically. ''Firstly I was put in the stands, then when I came back, my number was changed without telling me and I came off in the 37th minute. It isn't a punishment, no, it is a reward!
''After more than 40 appearances, it is a reward that I really deserved. What he did to me in Romania, he would never have done before I spoke out. Even if I was playing badly.''
It appears Malouda is not expecting to be called up for France's next outing, a friendly against Argentina next month.
''I am not hoping for anything. I will just try to perform for my club - after that, he can do what he wants,'' Malouda added. ''I am not asking myself the question. But if I have to go there, I will go.''