PSG coach has pop at Sunderland midfielder Sessegnon

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PARIS St Germain boss Antoine Kombouare insists the French giants are a better club without the departed Stephane Sessegnon.

Benin international Sessegnon made a £6million switch to Sunderland during the January transfer window after a furious bust-up with Kombouare.

When Sunderland came calling, initially with the intention of securing a loan move, Sessegnon was desperate to move to the Premier League.

But PSG vowed to keep hold of the 26-year-old and he went on strike in a bid to secure the transfer.

Eventually PSG agreed to let Sessegnon leave when Sunderland opted to make a lucrative move for the midfielder.

“Sessegnon didn’t accept competition,” said Kombouare.

“He saw Ludovic Giuly take his place in the team and he gave up. He put the blame on the rest of the squad and on me,

“He is a quality player but he decided not to come to training anymore, saying ‘I want to leave’.

“The club could get up to £7million for his transfer to Sunderland. That sort of behaviour cannot be tolerated, you have to fight against it.

“If Sessegnon had stayed, he would be an outsider, he would not exist anymore.” Today, without him, we are working much better.”