By Rob Kelly
Bacary Sagna believes Monday's clash between France and England at Euro 2012 will have the same ferocity as a derby match.
The France international - who had been expected to be a key member of Laurent Blanc's squad - has been ruled out of the tournament after breaking his leg against Norwich on May 5.
Sagna may have been reduced to the role of a spectator, but he says Les Bleus must beat Roy Hodgson's men if they are to win the Euros.
“It is like a derby. Every time France play England it is massive. No one wants to lose,” he told Arsenal.com.
“We beat them at Wembley [in November 2010], but this game will be totally different. They have changed manager as well, and have new players coming into the team so it will be very different.
“[A successful tournament for France] can only be winning it. You can only be successful by winning something. We want to go far and play good football as well.”11 Jun 2012