Bakary Sako today said he is putting his international ambitions on the back-burner to concentrate on helping boost Wolves’ fortunes over the coming weeks.
The in-form winger is eligible for both Mali and France, with the Mali question one which he will need to answer prior to January’s African Cup of Nations, if selected.
But he is happy to continue focusing on club before country, letting that issue takes its course.
“I don’t know what will happen at the moment,” said Sako.
“They want me to go with them but I’m just concentrating on playing for Wolves at the moment.
“We’ll see about it in time. At the moment I’m not sure.
“I’ve played for France at Under-21 level but I’ve never played for Mali before, even though both my parents are from Mali.
“I speak Malian too but I will wait to make my choice, it is a difficult decision.
“I don’t know if there’s a deadline I have to decide by, but I don’t know if I’m going to opt to play for France or Mali.
“I’m just concentrating on playing for Wolves.
“We’re trying to win promotion but it’s difficult – every game is difficult.
“Any team can beat any other team in this division.
“We work for the win in every game though.”
Sako notched his fifth goal of the season in Saturday’s game with Charlton, before Wolves were pegged back in the second half for a second successive home draw.
“We were very disappointed to have only drawn,” he added.
“But we have to carry on and keep going.
“I don’t know what happened to us in the second half – it was the same against Bolton.
“We played very well in the first half again but I think we have to keep going and put pressure on the opposition and stay high up the pitch.
“At least we’ve drawn some of those games – that’s better than losing because at least we’re still picking up points.
“It’s difficult when we’re not winning games, but we have to clear our head and just keep going.”