Morgan Schneiderlin admits he faces an anxious wait ahead of France boss Didier Deschamps naming his 23-man Euro 2016 squad.
The Manchester United midfielder has been regular in the national team but his place is now under threat after a frustrating first season at Old Trafford.
Schneiderlin has struggled for a consistent run in the Red Devils’ starting eleven since arriving from Southampton last summer for Â£25million.
There is also speculation in his homeland the 26-year-old could now be overlooked in favour of Leicester City’s Premier League title winner N’Golo Kante.
Schneiderlin told French newspaper L’Equipe: “It would be a lie to say that I am 100 per cent optimistic (on being selected).
“My chances are a little bit less. But it would also be a lie to say that I don’t believe. For two years, I have practically made every squad.”
The Frenchman cut a frustrated figure once again after being substituted during the interval of United’s eventual 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Tuesday evening.
And he admits life at United has been difficult, adding: “I have done like the group – some good matches and some less good ones.
“But it is clear that everything is different at Manchester United. A good match at Southampton is perhaps seen as bad at Manchester.
“When I signed, I wanted to play all the matches, be involved all the time, so I am not totally satisfied. I am not dissatisfied, I am not happy – I am in the middle.
“But this is my first year, I am convinced that I will return very, very strong next season.”