Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette admits his World Cup place was on the line for their friendly with Germany in November.
Lacazette has revealed the heart-to-heart he had with France coach Didier Deschamps ahead of the 2-2 draw.
"Yes. Basically, he did not tell me that I was playing my future in this game, but ... He said to me, pretty much: 'You have a lot to prove tonight, I give you the opportunity to start a big match, take what I give you and show...'
Lacazette also said: "In 2014 and 2016 I was among the reserves. At the same time, I also knew that in the French team I had not always been very good."