By Rob Kelly

Bacary Sagna says France have gone back to basics as they continue their resurgence after a disappointing 2010 World Cup.

Les Bleus have gone 21 matches unbeaten since crashing out after the group stage in South Africa and they head into Euro 2012 in confident mood.

Sagna admits it has been a long road back for the national team, and he hopes they can demonstrate the full extent of their revival in Poland and Ukraine.

“We had to go back to our roots and start working even more. We were in a bad way, and couldn't find the right way to play football,” he told

“We had the players, but on the pitch we couldn't play together. When you don't have that special thing as a team you don't win games.

“Now we have changed many things - training is different, everyone is more focused to come back strong.

“We are confident and people are not scared because we have had some quite good results recently. But we know that in a competition it can be totally different.”

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10 Jun 2012