PSG star Diallo leaves door open for Senegal invitation

PSG star Diallo leaves door open for Senegal invitation
Paris Saint Germain's Abdou Diallo (L) and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in action during the UEFA Champions League

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 17, 2020. 12:00

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Abdou Diallo is open to playing for Senegal national team.

The 24-year-old player, who was born in the French city of Tours and he is of Senegalese descent, captained France’s under-21s.

Diallo is a highly-rated centre back having joined French champions PSG from German giants Borussia Dortmund last year.

The AS Monaco academy product has discussed his international future during the current FIFA Break.

“Playing for a national team always represents something, I am Franco-Senegalese,” Diallo told Europe 1 Sport.

“I know this will be a result of my performance at the club. I take it step by step, I focus on doing the best I can at the club.

“And the rest will follow and I would welcome it with great pleasure. Today, yes, I can opt for France or for Senegal. But today, I was not chosen.”

It remains to be seen whether Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse will call-up Diallo in the next FIFA break is scheduled for March 2021.

Diallo’s younger brother, Ibrahima, is also a footballer and he is currently on the books of English Premier League club Southampton.

Ibrahima, 21, is a France under-21 international and the promising midfielder has played three league games for the Saints this season.

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