Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi admits he is worried about his place in Belgium’s squad for Euro 2016 but the striker insists he will do everything he can to make the tournament in France this summer.
The 22-year-old has been a regular fixture for the French club since arriving in 2014 from Standard Liege and the Brussels-born star has made over 50 Ligue 1 appearances.
He scored nine goals in 26 top-flight appearances last season and that impressive form was taken into the start of the next campaign, with 11 strikes recorded before the turn of the year.
However, the Belgian has struggled to hit the back of the net in 2016 and just two more goals have been added to the tally in what has been a testing time for the youngster.
The drop in form has come at the wrong time of the season and there are doubts as to whether he will be included in Marc Wilmot’s squad for the 2016 European Championship.
Batshuayi has only earned two caps for the national team and he faces a fight with the likes of Liverpool’s Divock Origi, Gent’s Laurent Depoitre, and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to make it to France.
The Marseille star has revealed his position is nowhere near assured and he will have to find his shooting boots again to catch the eye of Wilmots.
“It’s a big challenge,” he said. “In the Marseille dressing room, the French players who are involved [Steve Mandanda and Lassana Diarra] are sure to go. I’m the only one who’s doesn’t know for certain. I have to earn my place but we have a big nucleus [of players] with 35 candidates.”
Belgium, who are 11.00 to win Euro 2016, have been drawn against Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland and they are 2.00 favourites to top their group.