Dimitri Payet relaxed over potential France snub

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Dimitri Payet is refusing to worry about potentially missing out on a place at Euro 2016 with France this summer.

The West Ham midfielder has enjoyed a spectacular first season in the Premier League to date, scoring seven goals and contributing a further five assists to help the Hammers up to seventh place.

The 28-year-old’s fine club form has not been rewarded with international recognition however, as he has not earned a call-up to Les Bleus’ squad since June last year.

The former Marseille player, who has already tasted international disappointment after missing out on selection for the 2014 World Cup, admits that he is not overly concerned if he once again fails to make the cut.

He said: “I’ve already missed a World Cup – I know what it’s like. The Euros are obviously in the back of my mind but there’s not a spirit of revenge. I’m cool.”

The attacker insists he will accept the decision of France coach Didier Deschamps if he is not selected for the finals.

He added: “You have to respect the decision of the manager. He’s the boss. I’m giving my all and if that’s not sufficient, I know I won’t have any regrets.”

France take on Switzerland, Romania and Albania in Group A of the tournament on home soil and they are 1.36 to win the group and 1.02 to qualify for the knockout stages.

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