Julien Faubert compares Dimitri Payet's international trouble to his at West Ham

France Football

The incredible West Ham star has just been called up to the French national team again.

Dimitri Payet's excellent form for West Ham United has seen him earmarked as a potential PFA Player of the Year nominee.

The Frenchman has been a revelation in England since making the move from Marseille in the summer.

Despite his magnificent form for West Ham however it seems likely that he will not be considered by the French national team manager Didier Deschamps.

The stubborn Les Bleus boss is clearly not his biggest fan and Payet was expected to not be in contention for Euro 2016.

One former West Ham player who believes he knows how he feels is Julien Faubert. He too was a French international when he headed to West Ham but struggled for international recognition as soon as he headed to London.

He had this to say about the matter to Sky Sports News HQ earlier today (17/03/2016):

"In France there is a misunderstanding about British football or English football. I remember I was in the same situation, I was in the national team and I came to West Ham and people don't understand.

"When you are over there, when you play over there, against (teams like) Manchester City or Manchester United every weekend you know you have done the best choice.

"To be fair I hope he is going to be in the squad, in the national team, because he deserves it. But that is the French mentality."

Of course there are some marked differences. Faubert, who is now playing his football for Scottish side Kilmarnock, was never in the sort of form Payet currently is at West Ham.

Payet has been sensational this season and it does now seem as though he has finally done enough to change the opinion of him in France - as he received a call-up for the upcoming Les Bleus matches with the Netherlands and Russia.

Whether he can push on and secure a place in the Euro 2016 team will remain to be seen.

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