After the World Cup qualifying games' draw, the player showed his motivation to join his teammates in such a big challenge. Mali will be playing against Morocco, Gabon and Ivory Coast.
In an interview with CAF official website, Seydou Keita said: "Playing with Mali once again? Why not? Mali is still in my heart and I'm proud that I've been playing since my early ages with the national team".
He added: "Our group is really tough. We will have to prepare very well for each one of our three opponents".
Former FC Barcelona player affirmed that he's not against a potential return to the national team: "I know that people are expecting many things from our team. I believe that we have all the resources and all the chances to qualify. Actually, we have a great squad that makes me inspired and confident. We can also improve ourselves in the upcoming period".