There is no question that Lucas Digne would have been disappointed to miss out on a spot in the France squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Having struggled for regular football at Barcelona during the 2017-18 season, Digne was only on the standby list for the World Cup in Russia, and was not called upon.
The left-back joined Everton from Barcelona during the summer transfer window, and has been in impressive form for the Toffees this term.
Indeed, his form led to a return to the France squad for their internationals with Netherlands and Uruguay over the last week.
And Digne was handed a starting role at left-back for the clash with Netherlands, which the world champions actually lost 2-0.
There is fierce competition in the full-back areas with France, but Digne will now be looking to cement a spot in his national team’s squad.
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The Everton fans have been delighted with the 25-year-old’s form this season, and have been on social media hailing the full-back’s France return.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Happy for you Lucas keep up the good work
— Andrew banks (@Andrewb0001878) November 20, 2018
Best of luck Lucas
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) November 20, 2018
Great job Lucas! So happy for you! 😀
— Psijic (@shrineguard27) November 20, 2018
U’ve earned it
— Aniket Kesarkar (@askEvertonian08) November 21, 2018
Proud of you Lucas! Keep up the good work – COYB!!!
— Neil (@neil_h2) November 21, 2018
— J ?? (@Depay11i) November 20, 2018