No miracle cure for France profligacy, says Deschamps

Les Bleus made it five games in a row without scoring with a 0-0 draw against Georgia on Friday and their boss has urged his side to focus on securing second place in the group
Didier Deschamps admits there is no "miracle cure" for France's continued problems in attack following their 0-0 draw with Georgia in Friday's World Cup qualifier.

Les Bleus failed to break down a resilient home side to leave them without a goal in their last five matches, while Karim Benzema's barren spell for the national team has extended to more than 20 hours after another dismal display alongside Olivier Giroud.

Deschamps concedes there is no simple solution to the issue but believes the home side made life extremely difficult with their stoic defensive display.

"We had mastery in terms of possession. We had some opportunities, but really only towards the end, when we were pushing. The Georgian team showed great solidarity. From the moment where you can't find an opening, you cannot win a match," he told a press conference after the match.

"Individually, we can do more. We need more precision, more spontaneity. I'm not worried. Against a team that is so well knit, it's not easy to find a solution.

"We need to find efficiency [in attack]. I tried to make some changes to keep improving, but we lacked a little luck, a little skill at times. But there is no miracle cure."

Spain's 2-0 win over Finland has all but secured their place in the automatic qualification spot for next summer's finals, and Deschamps has urged his side to focus on securing a play-off berth in their remaining two games, beginning with Belarus on Tuesday.

"Our goal when we started the group was to achieve first place. From the moment Spain win and we do not, second place becomes much more complicated," he continued. "But we still have two games to secure runners-up in the group.

"Coming out of here with a draw, I will not say I'm satisfied, but I have no regrets. The most important thing is what awaits us on Tuesday."