Thomas Lemar left La Turbie on Thursday morning to link up with Didier Deschamps' France squad.
HIS INITIAL REACTION: "I'm very happy and very excited at the idea of joining the France squad. After being selected for the U21s, this is a new step and it's very satisfying. It's also the fruit of hard work and a good start to the season with AS Monaco. I'm going to give it everything and try to meet the expectations. I hope this is just the start."
France play Sweden in World Cup 2018 qualifying at the Stade de France on Friday 11 November, before facing Ivory Coast in a friendly in Lens on Tuesday 15 November.
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