Paris Saint Germain's Mamadou Sakho insists he is targeting a place in the France squad for Euro 2012.
The 22-year-old defender was recently praised by Les Bleus coach Laurent Blanc, and although he is one of the first names on the team sheet at club level, he is still to establish himself in his country's starting line-up.
"There is a lot of pressure and competition when it comes to the French team," Sakho told L'Equipe.
"I have been flattered by what Laurent Blanc said about me, but that won't make me a regular in the starting XI with Les Bleus.
"A strong season with PSG can help me, but above all I have to keep playing well."
The athletic stopper has been at the club since he was 13 years old and is one of the symbols of the Ligue 1 side.
Sakho has been a target of some of the leading teams in Europe in the past but revealed he has already turned down their advances.
"I am already at a great club," he added. "I am under contract until 2014. Then, we will assess the situation and consider mine and the club's ambitions.
"My objective is not money; otherwise I would have already left PSG. When I was younger I had some amazing propositions to go abroad but I won't tell you where."