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Dimitri Payet would return to France squad to “clean Benzema’s boots”

In speaking to L’Équipe, Marseille forward Dimitri Payet discussed his chances of returning to the France national team set up after a productive season with OM.

Didier Deschamps said that when you’ve had a big role in the past for France, it could be hard to come back to a lesser role. Do you agree with what that?
“Which French forward can claim they should start when you have Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann up front? They would have to be crazy. I would come back to clean Karim’s boots if necessary! (Laughs.) It would be stupid to say: ‘I’m coming back and I’m playing!’ Being in the 23 man squad would be amazing, the attacking pool of talent is incredible.”

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