Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has expressed delight after being selected for Didier Deschamps' France squad for the upcoming matches against Sweden and Ivory Coast.
Les Bleus face Sweden in a Group A FIFA World Cup qualifier on 11 November, before taking on the Elephants in a friendly international four days later.
Rabiot has become increasingly influential as a central midfielder for PSG in recent seasons, since making his debut for the French giants in 2012/13.
The 21-year-old has been on the verge of playing for his country before – he was selected as one of the squad's reserves for Euro 2016 in France. However, the player is yet to make his debut for Deschamps' side.
It appears Rabiot is rated as a top prospect in the world game. In October his Parisians teammate, Marco Verratti, claimed he would go on to be one of the best midfielders in the world.
Nonetheless, the Saint-Maurice-born star explained he was pleased to be called up.
He told the club's official website: "I was happy, of course! I'm pleased with it. I think that I wasn't far off the French national team last season.
"With the call-up I got before the EURO, I got a little bit closer. I have had a good start to the season, so I think it was the right moment."