Tomas Rosicky has delivered an upbeat assessment on his fitness following a training session with his Czech Republic team-mates.
The Arsenal midfielder was named in the Czech squad despite concerns over his fitness on account of a calf problem. Michal Bilek’s side face Hungary in a friendly on Friday and although not expected to figure, Rosicky would appear to be making progress.
"I joined in certain parts of the training session and it looked good," Rosicky said. "Since my injury I have been able to play with the ball and to kick it without problems."
Rosicky is likely to go into Czech Republic’s Euro 2012 Group A opener with Russia on June 8 without a warm-up outing under his belt, but he does not envisage it being a problem.
"I am not afraid of the break in playing," he said. "On the contrary, it can help me a bit as I played a lot this season. I believe everything will be okay."