The Arsenal defender is behind Philippe Mexes and Adil Rami in the pecking order but can still earn himself a starting place according to Les Bleus' head coach
Blanc, who has revitalized the French national side following a disastrous World Cup campaign in 2010, has declared Philippe Mexes and Adil Rami as his preferred starters.
However, the 46-year-old coach insists Koscielny can carve out a place in the team with good performances in training.
“We’ve got two big players in central defense and I hope they play very well tomorrow,” he told a pre-match press conference. “Laurent needs to make sure these two players are worried about their place and are kept on their toes.
“Koscielny has had a very good season with Arsenal but, as you know, you need experience at center back and players that work together in terms of instinct."
“I think we did very well during the qualifying campaign with no regrets,” he said. “Luckily we have two [center backs] in good form.”
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