France manager Laurent Blanc has emphasised the need for his team to focus and get the win against Romania at the Stade de France in this weekend's Euro 2012 qualifier.
Les Bleus lost their first qualification match to Belarus after failing to find the back of the net. They responded with a 2-0 victory against Bosnia with Karim Benzema and Florent Malouda scoring the two goals.
Blanc held a training session last night at the national stadium as opposed to the Clairefontaine base as an attempt to make his players feel more comfortable and accustomed to the pitch.
“The one thing that I am hoping for here is the three points. If we win and play well, then I will be the happiest man alive, but the result must be the priority.
“I have a hardcore here of young players who are still not really familiar with the Stade de France, so I wanted them to get a better feel for the place, the dressing rooms, the pitch, and so on. Once they have played twenty or thirty games here and feel at home, then we will stay at Clairefontaine.
“Abou Diaby trained almost normally, which is really good news, I am more optimistic as to his chances of starting the game. Alou Diarra, meanwhile, is almost certain to make it, as he has pretty much recovered from his injury.
“Since the beginning of the week, there has been a lot of speculation in the media about me going with Nasri and Gourcuff together in midfield. But I have ideas in my head that I have not shared, so you will just have to wait and see. The one thing I can guarantee is that I will send out the side that gives us the best possible chance of beating Romania.”