West Ham star Dimitri Payet is hoping to be a starter for France at the Euros

West Ham's Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet's incredible form over the course of last season left Didier Deschamps with little choice but to recall him to the France national squad.

France head coach Didier Deschamps and Dimitri Payet (R) during trainingFrance and West Ham star Dimitri Payet has been a revelation over this past season for club and country

Dimitri Payet has explained to West Ham United's official website how he hopes to be a part of France's fearsome forward line when they kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Romania tonight.

The enigmatic Hammers attacker spoke about how tough the competition for places is amongst Les Bleus squad, but explained to whufc.com how this is a good thing:

West Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goalWest Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring a goal

“If you look at the forward line, everyone was efficient in our win over Scotland on Saturday, so it will be the coach to choose his team to face Romania. It is better to have these choices than to have no options.”

Payet will be in direct competition for a starting berth with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman. One thing that the former Marseille man does possess, however, that separates him from pretty much everybody else in world football, is his free-kick taking ability. This could be a deciding factor when Didier Deschamps decides on his starting XI, and Payet is well aware of this:

France's Olivier Giroud (R), Paul Pogba, Laurent Koscielny and Antoine Griezmann during trainingPayet will face competition for his place from the likes of Antoine Griezmann 

“This is an important weapon, as there will be close games and set pieces can unlock situations.”

The Hammers favourite also highlighted how he is at his best for his national team when he receives the ball deeper, and is able to combine with Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi:

“I was involved in the play a lot against Scotland, and that allows me to be at the beginning of the attacks. I can link-up with midfielders Paul and Blaise in particular, and we made ​​good combinations.”

France are 3/1 tournament favourites with Payet a 25/1 outsider to win the player of the tournament award.

Dimitri Payet scores the first goal for West Ham from a free kickDimitri Payet has established himself as the world's most dangerous free-kick taker

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