Has Gomis Got A Euro 2016 Chance?
Tuesday, 15th Sep 2015 05:58 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
When you score against Chelsea and Manchester United then you are likely to make people sit up and take notice. Add Arsenal to that list and four Premier League goals already this season and you have to start to wonder whether Bafetimbi Gomis may be able to force his way into the reckoning for France next summer.
In much the same way as we have been saying that there was only so long that Roy Hodgson could ignore the form of Jonjo Shelvey you have to start to believe that if Gomis' form continues then there is only so much that Didier Deschamps can ignore the Swans striker.
A blank on Saturday at Watford was one of the few games where Gomis has failed to score in the Swans last dozen Premier League games and he has become an important fixture in the Swans line up following a stop start period to his Swansea career twelve months ago.
He has made the striker position his own since WIlfried Bony departed for Manchester City in January and you would certainly back him to be back on the goal trail when Everton visit the Liberty on Saturday.
Gomis missed out on the 2014 World Cup after a lack of game time at former club Lyon but he would dearly love to force his way back into the reckoning for next summer.
Asked about his chances of playing at Euro 2016 on home soil, the Mirror reports him as saying: "I don't believe, no. But I have become pickable again. When you are 30, you see things differently. But my priority is to play well for my club. That doesn't mean to say that I no longer believe but I know what I would have to do to go back.
"In football, there is no place for weak people," he said. "I have always believed in myself. I still do. The 2014 World Cup is among my regrets, especially as I left the France team over a fallout with my old club. But it is important to have principles. I have them. And I didn't want to abandon them, even if it meant giving up the France team."
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