West Ham star Dimitri Payet relaxed about international snub

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West Ham's Dimitri Payet is relaxed about his international prospects.

West Ham star Dimitri Payet insists he is not getting upset about the prospect of missing out on Euro 2016.

The Hammers ace has been in sensational form this season, but still faces an uphill struggle to make the France squad for the tournament, as manager Didier Deschamps explained at the weekend.

Speaking to Maxifoot, Payet  said that he understands Deschamps' decision if he does not change his mind.

He said: "I already missed a World Cup, I know what it is. The Euro is bound to in the back of my head, but there is no spirit of anger. I am cool. There is a group that has been built since the start of the new season in which I did not figure. It's like that. You have to live with, and I do it well. We must respect the choice of coach. He's the boss." 

Payet added that he wanted to have a strong end to the season to give himself a chance, and that bodes well for West Ham.

The former Marseille winger has been one of the best signings in the Premier League this season and is a contender for the Premier League player of the season award.

If he does not make the tournament then it will only be a gain for West Ham, who will get a fresher player for the 2016/17 season, perhaps with a little chip on his shoulder and a point to prove, no matter how 'cool' he says he is about it.

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