"For a year I lived in uncertainty but, more importantly, I did not deserve to be recalled," he told L'Equipe.
"I had my worst season since turning professional. I was proud but inside I was hurting. I've suffered and will never do it again.
"I particularly regret tarnishing my image with the kids, who looked on me as a superhero. I don't want them to do what I did. I crossed the line.
"However, I can promise Deschamps that during our time working together he will have no problem with me."
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball