ADRIEN RABIOT wants to use the World Cup to put himself in the shop window and maybe secure a transfer to England.
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But now he is back in favour with French coach Didier Deschamps after refusing to go on standby for the squad in 2018.
And he believes a strong showing in Qatar in the coming weeks will boost his prospects of landing another lucrative deal.
He says: “I don’t see the World Cup as pivotal in my career but maybe it can help me.
“I am in the last year of my contract at Juventus and maybe being at the World Cup will help with the next step of my career.
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“It was a big disappointment not to be selected for the squad four years ago and I consider myself really lucky to be here this time.
“I have worked really hard to be selected for this tournament but I don’t think of it as revenge or having anything to prove.
“I am just grateful to be here and for everything that has happened since my return to the national team and I certainly prefer to be in this position than the one I was in four years ago.”
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France kick off their tournament with a clash against Australia on Tuesday.
They also play Denmark and Tunisia as they aim to progress from Group D.