Steven N'Zonzi is delighted that his displays for Blackburn Rovers have earned him a call-up to the France Under 21 squad.
The defensive midfielder signed at Ewood Park from Amiens this summer and he has made four appearances for the club since the switch.
N'Zonzi concedes he is still adapting to life in the Premier League but has been delighted with his progress so far.
He told L'Equipe: "It is a pleasure to see people are watching what I am doing in England.
"It has gone off quite smoothly so far. At first, I had some difficulties to play so many matches in a row, because it is much faster.
"You also have to match the physical impact, being present in the challenges. I have to become stronger and play quickly to the attack."