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Southampton’s Ibrahima Diallo having fun with debut Premier League marketing campaign

The 22-year-old is just not able to comply with the identical path as his elder brother who ditched France to play for Senegal final month

Southampton midfielder Ibrahima Diallo is just not pondering of switching his worldwide allegiance for the time being as he appears to seek out his approach via France nationwide group.

Diallo, born in France, is of Senegalese descent and his elder brother Abdou Diallo who performs for Paris Saint-Germain lately pledged his worldwide allegiance to the West African nation after taking part in throughout the French youth groups.

Abdou made his Senegal debut throughout 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Congo on March 26 which led to a goalless draw.

Ibrahima, on his half, has additionally performed for France U18, U19, U19, U20 and U21 groups, and he is able to combat for his place in Didier Deschamps’ group.

“For the second I’m a part of the French under-21 group and, for the minute, that’s the one factor in my head,” Diallo instructed Each day Echo.

“Enjoying for one more nationwide group is a private selection.

“Personally, I’ve been via all of the totally different age teams within the French nationwide system – there may be large competitors for locations and that’s all I’m concentrating on for the time being.”

Diallo moved to the Premier League from Ligue 1 membership Brest final October and he has made 18 appearances thus far in all competitions.

With Southampton within the FA Cup semi-final and 10 factors away from the relegation zone, the previous Monaco midfielder acknowledged that he’s having  a great debut marketing campaign in England.

“I’ve actually loved the season. I have to stress it’s not completed but so we should keep concentrated however up till now I’ve actually loved it,” the 22-year-old continued.

“The method has gone very properly. The supervisor welcomed me into the membership very properly and he defined clearly what he needed from me on the pitch.

“I requested him plenty of questions. There’s most likely not sufficient time to undergo all of them! However they had been principally about his sport.

“I needed to know what he needed from a participant and I needed to know if, what he had in thoughts was what I had in thoughts, when it comes to model of play but in addition my development as a participant – as a result of it was an essential resolution for me, an essential step in my profession.

“Progressively, because the video games have passed by, I really feel like I’ve tailored myself properly.”

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