Injured Remy 'optimistic' of playing for France in Euro 2012

The Marseille striker is currently sidelined with a thigh injury but is working hard to be fit for Les Bleus' tournament opener against England on June 11
Loic Remy says he is confident of making the France squad to travel to next month's European Championship.

The Marseille striker picked up a thigh injury earlier this month in a Ligue 1 clash with Auxerre, ruling him out of action for up to four weeks.

Nevertheless, Les Bleus boss Laurent Blanc included Remy in his provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2012, despite the forward being in danger of missing the start of the tournament.

"[The recovery] is at an advanced stage where I can resume cycling and spa activities so it's a good omen," Remy was quoted as saying on the French Football Federation's website.

"I am optimistic and confident. Morale is high since I've been fortunate to be part of the [provisional squad of] 26.

"I know if I do not recover in time, it will be problematic. But I'm really confident of being there at the Euros."

Blanc has until May 29 to finalise his 23-man squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, in which his team have been grouped with England, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine.