Abidal (Monaco): “Returning to the French national team is still an objective for me.”
Abidal: “I started at Monaco when I was 19. It was an easy decision to return. Fought hard to keep on playing. I’m closing the circle here.”
Venditelli (agent Abidal): “I didn’t hear anything from Monaco anymore. The way they handled the case has been disrespectful.” [rmc]
Venditelli (agent Abidal): “Possible offer to become club ambassador? It’d be an honour, but Eric wants to keep on playing for now.” [rac1]fc
Venditelli (agent Abidal): “We’d perfectly understand if Barça decide not to renew his contract, but we’d like to know the decision soon.”
Official: Abidal (calf) and Busquets (pubis) are not part of the squad for tomorrow’s game against Bayern.