Distin, now 35, was never capped by France.
"People ask me sometimes if I've got regrets regarding me not playing for France and I don't because look where I've got now. I'm 35, I'm in a great club, I enjoy my football, I'm fit, I feel good, there is a great atmosphere where I am; why should I regret?," he told evertonfc.com. "There is not much for me to regret. I don't see why there is reason to regret the past, what is it going to change?
"Maybe if I'd played for France I wouldn't be here, I'd be at another club, I wouldn't enjoy it, maybe I wouldn't be so down to earth, maybe I'd have a big ego.
"That's why I feel like there is nothing for me to regret. I'm really happy with what I've got and I'm really happy with what I've done and if I had to do it all again, I'd do it exactly the same way."