Following a narrow and uncomfortable victory in Tirana, the former Bordeaux tactician believes that more could come from his team's offence in future games
France coach Laurent Blanc greeted his side’s 2-1 victory over Albania in Euro 2012 qualifying in a cool manner, content with the result, but seeing plenty in his side’s performance that could be bettered.
Early goals from Karim Benzema and Yann M’Vila suggested that the visitors could run away with the game easily, but the home side would rally impressively, getting back in the game thanks to a goal from Erjon Bogdani.
“There are good things to be taken from the contest,” the coach told TF1 immediately after the game. “Of course, we can improve.”
Though the defence was in a patchwork state, the former Bordeaux boss hinted that he wanted more from his attack, which hit the woodwork three times.
“Offensively, we can always do better. It would have taken a third goal to take us away from them, unfortunately the goalkeeper and the frame of the goal decided otherwise."
Blanc did have words of praise for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
“Hugo had to make a number of decisive stops; he had a good game,” the France tactician considered.
Ahead of a trip to Romania on Tuesday, France have moved three points clear at the top of Group D.