But there was for Sissoko, who has endured a terrible campaign at St James' Park. And it's nothing new, too. The Newcastle midfielder received plenty of criticism for his lack of effort as the Magpies almost got relegated last term.
Meanwhile, with West Ham sitting third in the top flight, Payet has been outstanding but clearly doesn't get on - or isn't liked - by the France coach.
In response to Sissoko's call-up, many West Ham fans fumed on Twitter. But it was mainly the Newcastle supporters themselves that expressed their disbelief on social media.
The 26-year-old has been accused of not caring, giving in and simply playing awful football so far this season. If that's considered good enough for France, however, and a better option than what Payet brings for the Hammers... all the best to Deschamps and co...
Sissoko in the French squad after the way he has been playing #nufc— Karl Muirhead (@KarlMuirhead) October 1, 2015
@ChronicleNUFC I would have him sold to Sunderland, if they play him against us it'll be like playing against 10 men— Not So Naughty Nicky (@ORANGEYPURPLE) October 1, 2015
@chroniclenufc Yes. He needs to know that he must show character and fight for his place. Way too bad attitude on the pitch so far.— Joel Sjödelius (@JoSjo84) October 1, 2015