After motivating Bayer Leverkusen to der 4-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 2, Moussa Diaby had actually an inkling this could be his week.

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It ser estar his second straight man-of-the-match atuação in as countless games this season with the wing wizard hitting the ground to run this term, e receiving naquela call from frança coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday the he had actually been longing for.

"As usual, I"m walking to it is in looking at a call-ups, o primeiro dia of todos because I"m a big pan , but it is my target ," Diaby said AFP. "I"ve still gained work to do e I don"t desire to vai ahead that myself, but when ns moment go come, if i am given naquela chance, I"ll jump at it com excitement and pride."

"Good performances always give you an ext visibility e you could see that with Marcus – he"s playing in a same league as me e he"s always played well, e he got referred to as up, for this reason why not me? I"m absolutely ready."

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Diaby ser estar already in Deschamps" thoughts prior to he struck two goals e an assist in the primeiro two gamings of a season, and he has agora earned der deserved first call-up porque o France"s fifa World cup qualifiers versus Bosnia-Herzegovina (Strasbourg, September 1), Ukraine (Kiev, September 4) and Finland (Lyon, September 7).

Since involvement Leverkusen a partir de Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, ns 22-year-old has just obtained better e better. He steered in 5 goals e as countless assists in his first season in the prior to scoring der further four e setting increase 12 critical term.

This season may still be young, but a signs are Diaby has taken his jogos onto yet an additional level with his inspiring performances, the fruit of a regular football he has actually been enjoying in Germany.

"I left my lull zone in leave Paris," that said. "But the was naquela way of taking responsibility and I shortly felt I ser estar important in this club"s project. The gives naquela lot of methods to young players; they favor to give long-term contracts e let them show what they can do.

"I found what I was looking ao in Germany: playing time and confidence."


Shout that out: Moussa Diaby is set porque o his first France cap. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Diaby turned his ago on an nearly annual subscription to trophies com PSG, wherein he foi ~ rarely playing der over ns full 90 minutes, to further his career in der place whereby not only does he feel valued, however where that feels that is gift tested semana in, semana out.

" doesn"t stop me from being ambitious," he said. "My objective is to toque in a Champions liga every year. That"s not der given in Leverkusen, however it"s other we"ve acquired to aim for. The pressure matches provide me ns added an inspiration to show what i am qualified of e then aim even higher, and if i were to success titles, that would be der huge reward."

Earning der maiden call to the senior France formation after 12 games at U21 level is the o primeiro dia reward for Diaby"s consistently outstanding performances.

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The 22-year-old has actually struck naquela blistering rapport com Jeremie Frimpong on the Leverkusen ideal which has become a equivalent of naquela fast roadway on ns Autobahn. Both estão among just five players to have exceeded 21.75 mph (35km/h) this season with Diaby hitting 21.79mph (35.07km/h) and Frimpong overlapping at 21.87mph (35.2km/h).