France need to press Spain high up the park, says Koscielny

The Arsenal stopper sees it as the ideal method to stop his opponent's juggernaut, after seeing the system employed at club level
France centre-back Laurent Koscielny has offered coach Didier Deschamps an alternative approach to beating opponents Spain, when the two European heavyweights face-off on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old has cited the success of a high line of defence employed by Arsenal in an encounter with Barcelona, and stated it could present the ideal solution in preventing a free-scoring La Roja from running amock at Vicente Calderon.

"There are two solutions, to play low or press higher up," the Gunners defender told assembled reporters at a press conference.

"We run a lot, and have the physical condition required [for the latter].

"We used this at Arsenal against Barcelona, and succeeded. This could be a good solution for us."

Les Bleus head into the World Cup qualifying clash reeling from a 1-0 defeat inflicted by Japan on Friday, while Vincente del Bosque's men will be high on confidence after surging to a 4-0 victory over Belarus.