"The truth is that I know the streets of Paris better then the streets of Dakar but, if I play in the World Cup finals against France, I've got to try to my best to beat them," he said.
Fadiga's parents are French and his wife is from Belgium, so the Auxerre striker could have played international football for both nations.
Indeed, he played for Mechelen and Lommelse in the Belgium league and did so well that the national coach tried to recruit him to play for Belgium.
Fadiga's loyalties, however, were always with the Lions.
"I feel Senegalese. When I was home, everybody would speak our language, we listened to Senegalese radio and music, we ate Senegalese food.
"I share both cultures but I have a lot of family over in Senegal and my colour is Senegalese."
But the striker admits that it will be strange playing against the French in Korea and Japan because he does feel such an affinity for France.