Loic Remy has stated that France face the task of breaking down another packed defence when they meet Luxembourg, but les Bleus are ready.
Remy marched off the bench to score the opening goal of the weekend victory with less than 10 minutes remaining, but the Olympique de Marseille forward believes that Laurent Blanc’s men may need to be patient once again when they meet their near neighbours at the Stade Saint-Symphorien in Metz.
“There will be the same problem,” he told Football365, with reference to the ultra-defensive tactics of France’s opponents. “I think I saw them play 4-5-1. So this will be the same, we will wait. And once there is a small chance, we will seize it. These matches are traps. They should not be taken lightly. We must be intelligent, run the ball and take our chances, as we did before.”
When Remy shot low into the bottom right hand corner of the net from a tough angle at the Stade de France, it was his first international goal, but the youthful attacker is aware that he has much to do before he is liable to displace Karim Benzema at the forefront of the attack.
“I am here to win my place as a starter,” the 23-year-old, who is equally capable of playing a wider role, indicated. “For now, I am a replacement.”
At the very least, Remy will hope for game time on Tuesday, but he will be keen that the circumstances of him being on the field are not as desperate as they were when he replaced Mathieu Valbuena at the weekend.