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Nicolas Anelka has lifted the lid on his turbulent France career and he revealed how he struggled wearing the French jersey.

The striker's international career ended in 2010 after he was given an 18-match ban for his role in France's controversial mutiny during the World Cup in June.

Anelka was given by far the heftiest punishment of the five players brought before the French Football Federation (FFF) after he insulted the then France coach, Raymond Domenech, which led to the player's expulsion from the tournament and the team staging a boycott.

His uneasy relationship with the national team also saw him he reject an emergency call-up by Jacques Santini to face Serbia and Montenegro in 2002 and he was barred by the manager. 

Speaking on the YouTube channel Disruptors, Anelka said: “I had a problem with that jersey, I didn’t relate with the mentality, the supporters, way of thinking, I related more with the English (mentality). 

Nicolas Anelka insulted the then France coach, Raymond Domenech, at 2010 World Cup

Nicolas Anelka insulted the then France coach, Raymond Domenech, at 2010 World Cup

'It’s sad because when you look at my stats with France, I scored 14 goals, 12 of them were away from home.'

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