Lucas Digne says that his "dream" is to represent France at World Cup 2014 but knows that only by playing regularly for Paris Saint-Germain will he give himself a chance of travelling to Brazil.
The 20-year-old full-back, who arrived at Parc des Princes from Lille in the summer, featured in Thursday's friendly against Real Madrid and hopes that he has further advanced his international prospects by impressing in Doha.
"It was a fun game to play," he told L'Equipe after PSG's 1-0 loss. "There was no victory for us at the end but we will be able to draw on what we did well here during the second half of the season.
"Everything was good. It's been a nice trip and [the match] was a great test against one of the best teams in the world.
"I am very happy to be playing and I hope it will continue. The coach has me given my chance. I, of course, think about the World Cup. It is a dream but I'm going to have to continue playing games."
Digne has yet to be capped by the senior France side but did play a key role in last summer's Under-20s World Cup triumph in Turkey.