Tuesday February 23 2016
Koulibaly: 'Surprised by Deschamps'

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was “surprised” Didier Deschamps wanted him for France. “He missed something…”

This week Deschamps announced on TV he was considering Koulibaly for a call-up, but he already has five senior caps for Senegal.

“I think Deschamps missed something…” Koulibaly told RMC in France.

“I am surprised he thought of me. When I arrived at Napoli I knew there was a chance I could get called up. I waited a long time for France to call and it never happened.

“I chose Senegal with my heart and I have no regrets. It is a team that is building with a good generation and young players who are doing well in England.

“I see myself continuing at Napoli. I’ve already learned a lot here, especially as a defender. The Coach trusts me, so does the city, and I want to play in the Champions League with this club. It’s a childhood dream.”

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