“Do you think that Sunderland would have given me a four-year contract if I could not play anymore?” Diouf asked in L’Observateur. “Not at all.
“Today when we speak about Eto’o and Drogba, we also speak about El-Hadji Diouf. I made history in Africa and in the world.
“As long as I will play well for my club I will carry on representing Senegal in the national team. For the moment I’m focused on The Premier League, I try to do my best and to represent Senegal the best I can in England, as I always did.”
Diouf also slaughtered Bordeaux star Souleymane Diarra.
"Souleymane Diawara will never do in his life what I have achieved. I’m the only Senegalese who won the [African] Ballon d’Or and who is internationally known.
“People don’t even know him. If he goes to Saudi Arabia people will ask: 'Souleymane Diawara? Is it a ketchup brand or something?'
“I’m part of the 100 best players of the century. I’m a leader, I say it and I say it again. Senegalese people can’t be fooled, they know who made them dream.
“They are also aware of who did s***.”