Tottenham Hotspur striker Louis Saha has revealed his delight at being recalled into the French squad ahead of their match against Germany in Bremen.
The forward, now 33, has hit the ground running after his deadline day move to Spurs, scoring three goals in three appearances for the club, with France manager Laurent Blanc calling the veteran into the side after Karim Benzema and Loic Remy pulled out through injury.
When asked about his recall, Saha expressed his delight in being involved with the squad, stating: “It’s always a joy to be called up for France and I love it, so I will try to enjoy it as much as possible.
“In life, sometimes you don’t get what you want but if you still believe, still work hard, still do your thing, you are always hopeful. It’s a huge game against Germany and I’m looking forward to it,”
Saha has been left out of the French squad since 2006 – although he did make an eleven minute appearance for the national side against Belarus in 2010.
After the International fixtures come to an end - the man from White Hart Lane has a match against his old side Manchester United to look forward to. The Red Devils travel to North London in search of three points as they continue their challenge for the Premier League with Rivals Manchester City.
However, when asked about the match, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson heaped the praise on his former player.
The Scotsman said: "He is a handful, no doubt about that. He’s got two great feet, he’s quick, he’s got a good spring in the air. There’s no doubt he is a handful.”
The Frenchman played for the team from Old Trafford in a four-year spell between 2004-2008, collecting four pieces of silverware in the process, including two Premier League titles and the European Cup.
Spurs enter the game this Sunday on a slight downer after they let a two goal lead slip at the Emirates Stadium, losing the match 5-2 – all but ending their title ambitions.
However, with the club currently sitting in third place in the Premier League, Saha’s side are well placed to qualify for next seasons UEFA Champions League.