Blanc: France must improve defence

Jun 07, 2012, 07:45 IST | Agencies

France coach Laurent Blanc gave his defenders a Euro 2012 wake-up call despite seeing his side ease to a 4-0 victory over Estonia in their final warm-up game last night with Karim Benzema scoring twice and Franck Ribery and Jeremy Menez adding one each at Le Mans

But was unhappy with a few scares the team got initially, and called on his back four of Mathieu Debuchy, Adil Rami, Philippe Mexes and Patrice Evra to raise their game. “I’m not going to beat around the bush. Our defence was not good enough,” Blanc told reporters.

“It was an easy game, very easy... You have to understand that it wasn’t the opposition that was causing us problems.” 

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