Raymond Domenech insists David Trezeguet remains part of his plans despite the surprise omission from the France squad for games later this month.
The Juventus striker was left out of France's 23-man squad for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Lithuania on 24th March and the Austria friendly four days later.
Djibril Cisse was selected in Trezeguet's place and Domenech explained the Marseille front man deserved his chance after returning from injury.
"Cisse made a lot of effort to come back very quick," Domenech said.
"As any forward, trust makes the difference. Now he needs a little help, we have to show we still have faith in him like in other players.
"Now it is up to him to show his qualities. I trust him.
"Trezeguet is a part of the French team. He was, he is and he will remain, whatever happens.
"He has endured a difficult period with Juventus. I left him out to help Juventus return to Serie A, and him to be calm and efficient again.
"I have no doubt he will come back soon. This is just temporary and it also allows us to see other players."
Abou Diaby was a surprise inclusion, and the call-up came as a shock to the Arsenal midfielder as well.
"It is madness, a huge surprise. I really didn't expect that," Diaby said. "To me, the national team was absolutely not reachable at the moment."
Meanwhile, Samir Nasri, who was called up for the first time by Les Bleus, has called for comparisons to Zinedine Zidane to stop.
"People have to stop comparing me with Zidane," Nasri stated. "There is just one Zidane, and there will not be another one.
"I want to make a name for myself."