Mulumbu proves his point to PSG

BY foxsports • April 12, 2011

The Congolese midfielder graduated through the youth ranks at the French giants, stepping up into the first-team fold in 2006. He was, however, restricted to sporadic outings during his time at Parc des Princes, forcing him to eventually look elsewhere for games. A loan spell at Amiens in 2007/08 allowed him to take in regular football, before West Brom came calling in February 2009. The Baggies were suitably impressed by a short-term loan and snapped him up on a permanent basis at the end of the season. During his two seasons with the Midlands-based club, Mulumbu has become a key figure in a side which currently occupies a mid-table standing in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is pleased to have finally made his mark on the big stage, allowing him to prove a point to all the doubters who held him back during his early career. Mulumbu told L'Equipe: "It was difficult to hear everyone but the coach and his assistant saying you should be playing. I still hold a grudge against Paul Le Guen. "But I understand that the coach is under a lot of pressure in Paris and has to be wary of using young players. "It is a shame because when you see Barcelona using six or seven players educated at the club, you think why not at PSG? They don't offer the same opportunities. "When I was loaned to West Brom I almost didn't play [due to a thigh injury picked up before his first match] and I was scared about going back to PSG. "Today my success can be considered revenge. I have shown that maybe people in Paris should have shown more faith in me."

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