Evra backs unimpressive France

May 29, 2012, 11:39 IST | PA Sport

Patrice Evra is unconcerned by France's struggles in beating Iceland on Sunday night as they build up to Euro 2012.

Iceland, ranked 115 places below their hosts at 131, shocked Les Bleus by taking a two-goal lead through Birkir Bjarnason and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Patrice Evra

Laurent Blanc’s side reduced the arrears through Mathieu Debuchy seven minutes after the break but they had to wait until the 85th minute to equalise through Franck Ribery before Adil Rami’s late strike won it. 

Evra told L’Equipe: “We must not be too hard on ourselves. After one match, you cannot know exactly what you need to do to improve. You can play very well in your warm-up games and lose the first match at the Euros. It is June 11 we must be ready for.”

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