Darmian relishing Euros after return from injury

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Having recently recovered from an ankle problem, the right-back is looking forward to the summer showpiece should he be included in Antonio Conte's final Italy squad

Matteo Darmian is relishing Italy's Euro 2016 campaign after making his return from an ankle injury.

Full-back Darmian missed the final two games of Manchester United's Premier League campaign after suffering a blow to his ankle in the 1-0 victory at Norwich City this month.

The 26-year-old recovered in time to come off the bench to help United win the FA Cup with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Darmian has been named in Italy's 30-man provisional Euro 2016 squad, which coach Antonio Conte will reduce to a final 23 by the end of the month.

And the former Torino man says he is in good shape and hopes to be part of a successful Azzurri side this summer.

"After my ankle injury, I feel good now," he told United's official website. "I have to wait for the final list of the Italian coach but yes, of course, I want to go to the Euros.

"It is a big appointment for a player. It is a big chance to win another trophy. "

Italy will be without midfielders Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio because of injuries and face a difficult group after being drawn with Belgium, Sweden and Republic of Ireland.

Darmian added: "It will not be easy because I think our group is a very hard group. But we'll try to do our best in it and look forward to>