Ben Arfa - 90 Mins Away From Euro 2012?

27 May 2012 11:21
Hatem Ben Arfa fears missing out on the European Championships for a second time.

The former Lyon and Marseille ace, 25, is worried history could repeat itself this time around.

But French boss Laurent Blanc says he will play against Iceland.

Hatem Ben Arfa : “I have knots in my stomach.

“I was shocked in 2008. It probably took me a season to get over it.

“I will respect the coach’s decision even if it does not go my way.

“All I can do is try my best and hope he takes me to the championships.”

Blanc has offered Ben Arfa encouragement ahead of the squad announcement and said: “I think Ben Arfa’s reached a new level.”