European Ryder Cup player Jean Van de Velde has blamed European captain Mark James for last weekend's stunning loss to the United States.

Instead of lashing out at the behavior of the American team and its fans, Van de Velde said it was "morally wrong" that James left three players on the sidelines until the singles competition on the final day.

"You don't make good use of nine players and put three in the bin," Van de Velde said in today's edition of the Daily Telegraph.

"Maybe I'm not the best player in the world, but I did finish ninth on the Ryder Cup points list, and if you qualify you should play," added Van de Velde, who blew a three-stroke lead on the 72nd hole of this year's British Open.

Van de Velde said James did not speak to him after the match. "I would expect him to come to me in the near future and talk about it," Van de Velde said.

In addition to Van de Velde, Jarmo Sandelin and Andrew Coltart also sat out until the final day. Van de Velde was beaten easily, 6 and 5, by Davis Love III in last Sunday's singles. Sandelin and Coltart also lost their matches.