Inter Milan defender Benjamin Pavard is happy with the opportunity to captain the France national team against Scotland.
The 27-year-old spoke the official French FA channel, via FCInterNews, revealing his happiness at having worn the armband for Les Bleus.
Pavard made the move to Inter from Bayern during the summer window.
The Frenchman only completed the switch during the last couple days of the window.
But the links had been there for some time.
In fact, Pavard had been on Inter’s radar as early as January of this year.
Inter had scouted Pavard as a perfect player to take the place of Milan Skriniar following the Slovakian’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
And early signs from the Frenchman’s time at the club point to why that is the case. Pavard has looked right at home playing on the right of the Nerazzurri back three.
And now Pavard is starting to transform that early-season club form to his national team.
The Frenchman got on the scoresheet twice for Les Bleus on Tuesday in a friendly win over Scotland. He also wore the captain’s armband in that match.
Inter Milan Defender Benjamin Pavard Pleased To Wear Captain’s Armband For France
After the match, Inter defender Pavard said that “I felt good.”
“I was pleased to return to play here in Nord Pas-de-Calais,” he continued.
“These were my first goals every scored in Lille,” the Nerazzurri defender observed. “I never scored while I played here.”
“So it’s a great feeling,” he added. “I hope I can keep going like this.”
“Now let’s rest, and then starting [yesterday] I’ll be back to work.”
“I was particularly pleased to be the captain of the France national team here in Lille,” the Inter defender added.
“This club has meant so much to me.”
“Now we have to keep working,” he added.