Matchwinner Antoine Griezmann has revealed that a half-time exchanging of views was the key in France turning around their Euro 2016 round-of-16 tie with Ireland.
Martin O’Neill’s man took a shock lead through Robbie Brady’s second-minute penalty and held out until the break after some desperate defending.
But Les Bleus came out a different side for the second period.
“We didn’t play well in the first half and we said things in the changing room,” said Griezmann, with Dimitri Payet adding “our first half wasn’t good enough.
“The coach said things, the players said things, and we worked it out,” continued Griezmann.