Blanc fears English force

07 June 2012 12:16

England may be weakened by the absence of several key players but the fact they are playing France in their opening match at Euro 2012 will only motivate them more said French coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday.

"They will give everything because when there are French against English, it raises the game above the normal international match. We are going to have to be extremely strong physically. That is going to be a difficult match."

"They are not at full strength but what concerns me is that England will play in a certain style, based on their qualities, and their philosophy of how to play.

Source: AFP