The defender was born in eastern France but has elected to play for the country of his parents, only someone neglected to tell Deschamps that before he appeared on Canal+ on Sunday and said he was still monitoring the player’s progress.
"I had seen that Deschamps had spoken about me and I was surprised. I think he must have missed something," the 24-year-old told RMC. "I am not annoyed at him, though."
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"When I arrived at Napoli, I knew that there would be an opening. I waited for a long time for my chance [with France] and I decided to play for Senegal. It was a choice from the heart and I’ve no regrets."