Wednesday Dec 30, 2020. 08:44
Bayern Munich star Bouna Sarr has made it clear that his ultimate dream is to play for France at the 2021 UEFA European Championship.
The defender-cum-midfielder was born to a Senegalese father and a Guinean mother in the third biggest city in France, Lyon.
Sarr was called up by the Guinea national team in December 2014 while on the books of French side Metz FC, but he did not play for the National Elephants.
In late April 2018, Sarr was approached by the Senegal national team and turned down the offer. At that time, he was playing for French giants Olympique Marseille.
The 28-year-old was invited by France coach Didier Deschamps last month ahead of the UEFA Nations League games versus Portugal and Sweden – however, an injury then ruled him out.
“There’s a word in French that’s even stronger than fighting… Perhaps you could translate as: I’m sweating blood for this big target,” Sarr told Bayern Munich magazine.
“I hope the move will help because every single training session here makes me stronger and the club is very much the centre of attention.
“I was called up in the summer but had to miss out due to injury. I won’t give up and I’ll work for it every day.”
Sarr, who can operate as a right-back and right-winger, hopes to impress Deschamps with his displays for European and German champions Bayern.
“That would be top. It’s down to me and my performances to make my case with our national coach Didier Deschamps so he can’t ignore me,” he added.
“After the move to Bayern that would be the next dream to come true.”
Sarr will be competing with the likes Benjamin Pavard, Leo Dubois amongst others for a place in the final France squad ahead of the European Championship.