Deploring the “disinformation” around an interview, Téji Savanier affirms on Instagram that it was “never question” for him to be a player of the national selection of Algeria. And entrusts dreaming of wearing the jersey of the France team.
“The excitement of social networks has done its work despite me.” Téji Savanier spoke at length in an Instagram message this Thursday, to “clarify” his remarks made three days earlier in an interview for France Blue. The Montpellier midfielder had spoken of his “dream” of playing for the France team, while specifying factually that the filiation with his grandfather allowed him to play for Algeria. “Naively, I did not think I would suffer such disinformation,” he lamented on the social network, before explaining that he has no intention of representing the Fennecs today.
“I never said that I wanted to play with the Algerian selection, it never crossed my mind, it was never a question, he wrote. Proud of what my grandfather (born in Algeria, editor’s note), proud of his story which is also that of my family and of the man that I am, I take this opportunity to tell him how much I admire him as a grandson. “
“Do not cut corners”
Téji Savanier then repeated his “childhood dream” of playing for the Blues. “If I had to wear a national team jersey, it would be that of my country, FRANCE,” he said, while having specified a few lines previously that he was not obsessed with this subject. “I don’t think about it every day when I shave. Yes, I assume I don’t want to skip the steps and think mainly of my club, the Montpellier Hérault Sport Club, of my sporting performances. false modesty, it’s just my real state of mind. “
The 29-year-old, with five goals and four assists this season in Ligue 1, concluded his message with a word for the Hérault supporters, who have the lead in Sunday’s derby (1 p.m.) on the lawn of Nîmes Olympique.