MX23RW : Monday, April 19 00:51:22| >> :600:1229887:1229887:

Laurent Blanc remains wary of England

© PA Photos
France boss Laurent Blanc believes England's injury problems are not issues.

France manager Laurent Blanc believes England have the quality to overcome their mounting injury problems.

England have had to cope with a number of high profile withdrawals for Euro 2012, most recently losing Gary Cahill with a double jaw fracture.

Blanc insisted England will remain competitive and that they were not alone in losing top players through injury this summer.

Blanc told Sky Sports News: "Indeed, England can certainly come through the absences of Lampard and Barry, don't be worried. They have enough good players to make up for those absences.

"Each national team has its own problems, we have injured players, too.

"Whatever the England team will be, we know it will be difficult. And they know it will be difficult, too."

The French have had their own injury issues ahead of this summer's tournament, most notably losing Marseille forward Loic Remy with a thigh problem.

France versus England will act as the curtain-raiser for Group D on June 11.

ID:29596: cacheID:29596:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2144:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Gary Cahill, England
Read Next:
Gary Cahill ruled out of Euro 2012

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd32199464352966
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham32167953421155
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs321481054371750
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves32118133241-941
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3298153553-1835
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3242261756-3914

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!