In a statement posted on his official website, French-born central defender Younes Kaboul acknowledged that he could re-launch his international career with Morocco should he decide to honor his heritage.
However, the Portsmouth player also stressed that his main priority at the moment is to nail down a starting spot at Fratton Park.
The news is a departure from his previous comments in the
French press, where he made it clear that he was primarily interested to playing
for Les Bleus and would only change his mind if it became obvious he could not
receive a call-up.
“It would be really arrogant of me to say I want to choose
this or that national team when I haven’t proven anything at club level. If I
can become a regular starter at Portsmouth, win titles and accumulate big game
experience, well then I’ll take time to think about it,” he explained.
“I haven’t received any call-up so the question can’t be
asked. May Moroccans be reassured that I’ll never deny my roots."
Rami Ayari, Goal.com
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