Interviewed by Raw Monday, OM captain Dimitri Payet spoke about his future in the France team. The 35-year-old attacking midfielder who was last called up to the Blues in October 2018 is still thinking about the national team even if he admits that it would not be easy to come back. “It’s like retirement, as long as for me I have a level that can be international, I’ll think about it. Afterwards, when you see the selection lists, you have to earn it, this place! There are people, there are beautiful people, so I’m not saying that I’ve had my time, but I had my good years in the selection and if I have to come back, I’ll come back, there I don’t have a problem, but if it doesn’t come back, I have no regrets.”said Payet.
The Marseillais also mentioned the cases of William Saliba and Mattéo Gendouzi, the two Olympians who were both called up by Didier Deschamps during the last rally. The Reunionese was happy for his two young teammates whom he tried to channel. “Yes, but above all I try to calm them down! Because Matteo, he’s a little crazy, so he tends to be a little crazy-crazy, so I’m trying to be, let’s say, the word of the wise. But it’s good, because he’s a winner, he’s a guy who wants to move forward. And Willo the same, they are young people who are “young but not young”, because they have a lot of demands on themselves, they know where they want to go, and if they are today with the A’s, It is not a coincidence “explained the Marseille midfielder who will face PAOK with his two partners on Thursday evening in the Conference League quarter-finals.