Cesc Fabregas has claimed that Spain must beat France in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Saint-Denis.
The world champions will start the match in second place in Group I after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Finland on Friday night.
Meanwhile, the French sit two points above them in the table thanks to a 3-1 win over Georgia.
"We will have to go out to win on Tuesday. If we win that match, things will become different," Goal.com quotes Fabregas as saying.
"We now have to rest well, train well and come out strongly on Tuesday."
The two nations played out a 1-1 draw when they met in Madrid back in October.