It's true that in my family, everyone loves football. So it's great to have a family that's united behind you and doesn't leave you.
Some people say I don't love the French national team. If that were the case, I would have said so directly to the coach, because I'm a big boy.
I have faith in the players, who have paid me back on the pitch. I have brought in young players because they have a lot of potential. I'm the only one who decides, and I take decisions based on sporting reasons.
What I would like is to at least have a discussion with the coach, that he tells me what he thinks. I have to know.
For me, I have always thought a squad comes before everything. I always make decisions for the good of the French national team.
I always talk with my technical staff before I announce a squad. I have always done that; I am changing nothing.
I'm not going to give up. If people think I'm going to give up the French national team, they're mistaken. I'm still here, and I'm still hungry for trophies.
Gerard Houllier is a great coach. He made me grow. He gave me chances in big games, which raised my confidence. It opened my eyes to what I could do. It was through him that I managed to trust myself.
I started with Paul Le Guen. He told me to double up in positions if he was missing a left back or a midfielder. From that moment, it was clear in my mind that I would be a professional footballer, and I began working even faster to get there.
One must just keep having good seasons with many great matches, whether one is with the club or the French national side. For me, this must be a player's goal in his head, even if it's an individual trophy, and the first thought must be on the collective.