Lorient striker Jeremie Aliadiere unconcerned with France talk
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: February 28, 2013 12:13pm
Jeremie Aliadiere: Former Arsenal and Middlesbrough striker enjoying new lease of life in France
Jeremie Aliadiere has shrugged off talk of his form for Lorient leading to a call- up to the France national side.
The 29-year-old striker was dogged by injuries during his time in England, which included stints with Arsenal and Middlesbrough and a loan spell with Wolves, but appears to have found his feet in his second season with the French Ligue 1 side.
Aliadiere's form led to reports of interest from Newcastle United in the 2013 January transfer window, but for now the player is focusing on adding to his tally of 14 goals this season for his club after they reached the last eight of the Coupe De France.
"I have never had such consistency in my career so far," said Aliadiere, "That is nice but the season is not over yet.
"I really want to achieve something with Lorient, and help the club. Winning a cup would be great.
"Now that I am fine physically, I can achieve things I could not imagine before."
However the possibility of making his senior international debut, having won seven Under-21 caps, is not at the forefront of Aliadiere's thoughts.
"The French team? Some people told me about it, but I won't get mad with that. If it should happen it would be really great."