France coach Blanc delighted with win over Germany

The former defender spoke of his satisfaction in seeing his young side defeat die Mannschaft against the odds, while Mathieu Debuchy echoed his trainer's sentiments
France coach Laurent Blanc has expressed his delight at seeing his side cast aside Germany in a 2-1 victory at the Weserstadion on Wednesday night.

Les Bleus overcame Joachim Low's men courtesy of strikes from Olivier Giroud and Florent Malouda to boost their spirits ahead of Euro 2012, but despite their impressive scalp, the ex-Bordeaux boss claims he was not surprised by his team's exploits.

"It is a satisfaction to have won. Winning here is very difficult, but we try to improve after every game," Blanc told TF1 after the match. "We are still waiting for much of this team [to show its potential].

"I knew we could raise our game. Will this win mean our ambitions rise [ahead of Euro 2012]? I will leave that down to you [journalists]."

France defender Mathieu Debuchy was also quick to voice his pleasure at the outcome of the friendly, with the Lille full-back praising the collective efforts of his fellow team-mates.

"The main thing is the victory," said Debuchy. "We knew it was going to be difficult because Germany are powerful.

"It was a big team effort. We are very happy we played our part in a good match," he concluded.

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