Blanc calls for French focus
Blanc's visiting side will be expected to win at the Stade Josy Barthel, however the Group D minnows restricted France to a 2-0 home victory when the teams met in October, so it may not be entirely straightforward in Luxembourg.
"We're going to concentrate on ourselves. This match is important," Blanc said. "There are opponents who have lost points against us, and it's up to us to take all six against them. But we don't believe that all we have to do is go on the pitch to win. We'll firstly try to play well, and to show more urgency and intensity than in the first match."
Blanc is hoping to see the best of Karim Benzema, following his recent impressive form for Real Madrid. "He is full of confidence and that's good for everyone," Blanc added. "He's one of the players who can decide games. We are lucky to have him."
Luxembourg coach Luc Holtz knows the unbeaten run could come to an end tomorrow, although the slender defeat in Metz last autumn gives him encouragement. "It wasn't a fluke that we only lost 2-0 that night. We didn't give away the ball in defence. We kept a maximum number of men behind the ball and we knew when to play the ball long at the right times, when there was danger," Holtz said.
"The day when Luxembourg build from the back and go and score a goal is still a long way off. In relation to the away match, we shouldn't change much on Friday. We have to keep the same mindset."