Girard lambasts schedule
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Montpellier boss Rene Girard has lashed out at the fixture schedule as his side continue to stutter in their title defence.
The defending champions are already 10 points off the pace in Ligue 1 and sit fourteenth in the league.
Girard's team have struggled in the early part of the season, while big-spending Paris Saint-Germain appear to be finding top gear.
Girard was angered that his side had to play Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening and then face Saint Etienne just a couple of days later on Friday, where they managed to scrape a 1-1 draw.
"I am not paranoid. I simply say that it's a question of fairness. We played Arsenal, one of the best sides in Europe; we did not play Pink Floyd of Kiev," Girard said scathingly.