The on-loan Arsenal defender made his Les Bleus debut last week, seeing action against Ivory Coast and South Africa.
OM skipper Payet said: “The selection of William?
"Yes, but that's because there were 14 injured behind him!
"At one point. It was either him, or they were calling (Lilian) Thuram back."
World Cup winner Thuram hung up the boots in 2008.
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