Sagna has been irritated by the goals that les Bleus have lost in their matches.Ahead of France’s opening World Cup game against Uruguay, Bacary Sagna has admitted that the pressure is slowly starting to mount on les Bleus, but he has assured the media that it is a positive thing and that it will only help his side to earn a positive result.
France’s preparations for the tournament have been somewhat uncertain, with poor friendly results against Tunisia and China raising further questions over the capabilities of Raymond Domenech’s side. Sagna, echoing comments made by Yoann Gourcuff earlier in the week, has said the squad is ready to go.
“Everyone is eager to begin,” the right-back told the press. “Pressure mounts, but it's good pressure. We must win the first match; it’s up to us to walk on.”
Defensively, les Bleus have not been especially secure, conceding a goal in each of their three warm-up games.
“It's annoying,” Sagna confessed. ”You want to keep clean sheets; everyone has the desire to do so. We need to communicate a little bit more. It is the work of everyone; the attacker is the first defender.”
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old former Auxerre defender confessed that “I can do more”, but showed his faith in team-mate William Gallas, who is “ready to play a great World Cup”.
Les Bleus meet Uruguay on Friday evening in the second of the competition’s 64 games.
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