Aymeric Laporte has revealed he was jealous when watching France win the World Cup this summer.
The Manchester City defender, who qualifies to play for Spain as he is uncapped for France, was amongst the names left out of Didier Deschamps' squad. And the 24-year-old said it wasn't easy to watch Les Bleus succeed in Russia without him.
"There was jealousy, to be honest," Laporte told reporters as MEN quoted. "The decisions were made and you just have to accept them - that's how it is in football.
"It didn't come as a surprise to me that I wasn't involved. I hadn't been in the previous squad - that had been named without me - but it was still a little disappointing for me not to be involved.
"It was a really good summer. There was plenty of relaxing with family and friends. I was really happy to get back home after a tough season."