Despite not being included in Les Bleus' last match, the 1-1 draw against reigning champions Spain, the ex-Bordeaux man is still grateful for the call-up.
"All selections are privileged," Gourcuff told the France Football website. "My career also depends on [how good] the team does. Everything is connected.
"Hopefully my team-mates know that I play for them, and that should be enough."
Domestically, for Lyon, the midfield playmaker has seemingly returned to club form after knee troubles have disrupted his career since joining Les Gones in 2010.
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Gourcuff has made 29 appearances internationally and has scored four goals.