Wesley Fofana: “I want to be with the French team as quickly as possible.”

During an interview with Canal+, French central defender Wesley Fofana stated his intentions to feature in the national squad sooner rather than later, having returned from serious injury in recent weeks.

“To be honest, Les Bleus, it’s the next step and an objective, because I can’t say that it’s just an objective because that would mean that I’m saying maybe in five years’ time. No – it’s the next step. Sure, it is an objective but it’s the next step. On my return, I want to be with the French team as quickly as possible because I have the determination and I have the desire. I want to represent my country. It’s in the corner of my mind. I know in December, there’s a huge deadline. I’m not afraid to say it, I’m determined to come back strong for the World Cup in Qatar.”

The 21-year-old is yet to receive his first call-up to the squad, having made three appearances with the U21s. Fofana will likely face intense competition for the centre-back position, with Marseille’s William Saliba having performed well for Didier Deschamps in last week’s friendlies.

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