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Guilavogui thanks Saint-Etienne fans after France showing

Wolfsburg midfielder Joshua Guilavogui has thanked fans at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard for the reception he was afforded on Sunday evening.

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Guilavogui came on as a subtitute as France met Denmark in an international friendly in the Loire on Sunday.

Les Bleus secured a 2-0 victory following an early goal from Alexandre Lacazette and another first-half effort from Olivier Giroud.

Defensive midfielder Guilavogui came on on the hour mark, replacing Geoffrey Kondogbia as Didier Deschamps shuffled his pack.

As alumni of the club, the Bundesliga star received a warm reception from the Saint-Etienne faithful. He moved to the Stephanois as a youth player in 2005, and remained until 2013 when he was sold to Atletico Madrid.

He returned-briefly-on loan in 2014, and is currently at Wolfsburg on another temporary deal until the season’s end.

Writing on is Twitter account @JossGuilavogui, the 24-year-old has the following to say: “An enormous pleasure and a lot of nostalgia to play in the new cauldron. Thank you to the public for this warm welcome.”

Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier played the full 90 minutes for Les Bleus, along with former Stephanois Dimitri Payet, Kurt Zouma and Blaise Matuidi.

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