Chelsea exile blasts club for trying to 'break him'

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Florent Malouda thinks his enforced exile from the Chelsea team has been designed to 'break him', but he insists he's used the 'petty' tactics as motivation, according to Sky Sports.

The Frenchman was left out of Chelsea's 25-man first-team squad, and he tweeted a picture in September of the club's under-21 headquarters, with the message: "This is where I'll train for my last season with the Blues!"

The 32-year-old is widely expected to leave the club in the summer, with the report suggesting Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in his services.

Malouda, speaking to France-Guyane, gave a small insight into his world at Stamford Bridge, and hinted that he'd reveal more details when he leaves the club.

He said: "The details I'll explain when I'm free, but the strategy they use is to make me look like a player seeking substantial compensation.

"It's petty but more than anything else it makes me smile because it shows how these people regard me. If you are excluded for one year, it is very, very long. You must be armed mentally.

"All this is done to break me mentally, but in reality it motivates me enormously."

The report claims Malouda decided against revealing more now due to a willingness to remain "confidential", but the report hints that the France international will tell all once he quits Stamford Bridge.

Malouda moved to the west London club in the summer of 2007, in a £13.5m deal from Lyon. 

At Lyon he won four Ligue 1 titles, and three Trophee des Champions, while he added to his trophy cabinet at Chelsea, winning one Premier League title, one Champions League and three FA Cups.

He was also awarded the Chelsea Players' Player of the Year for the 2009-10 season.

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