My tribe

Everton attacker Gueye: Difficult choosing Senegal over France

Everton attacker Magaye Gueye is happy with his decision to commit to Senegal over France.

Though the forward admits the decision to walk away from Les Bleus prompted much soul-searching, he is now eyeing a long-term future with the birth nation of his parents.

"I'm very happy to play at the Olympics with Senegal," Gueye told evertontv. "I'm very, very proud.

"The coach, [former Portsmouth and Birmingham midfielder] Aliou Cisse, contacted me about three weeks ago and we had a long discussion along with my family.

"It was a very tough decision because I played for France and France is a very big federation, a very big team. But I think it's good for me to try Senegal because I've got more opportunities to play.

"If I chose Senegal, it's because I've got a big project with them. I spoke with the manager, the director of the federation and they are happy I've joined them. I hope to go to the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations as well. We've got good opportunities because we've got a good team."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?