Samir Nasri has dropped a few bombshells in the past day, though perhaps the biggest is his retirement from international football.
In explaining his retirement at the age of 27, Nasri took shots at the current French manager Didier Deschamps.
"I've been thinking about it since the 2012 European Championship. This is just a confirmation of what I've been feeling," Nasri explained after announcing his retirement.
"Let's face it, as long as he [Deschamps] is going to be the manager, I don't think I have a shot after everything that happened.
"He said he didn't pick me for the World Cup because I wasn't happy on the bench but I don't know one player who is happy on the bench, especially when you don't understand the reason.
"It's not just about the manager. He did what he thought was best for his team at the World Cup. The press in France reported that other players were complaining about me.
"Why would I want to be in a group where other players can't even be honest and tell me to my face if they have a problem with me?"
Nasri was banned for 3 games in 2012 after he verbally abused a journalist.
"The French national team doesn't make me happy," the 27-year-old confessed. "Every time I go there, it's more trouble.
"I face accusations and my family suffer for it, and I don't want to make them suffer. I think it's wiser to stop it and focus on my club career."
At this current stage in his career, Nasri has been capped 41 times, scoring 5 times.