Nice coach Claude Puel is hoping the recent international break will work in his side's favour when they take on Brest in their Ligue 1 clash tomorrow.
Puel's side have yet to register a league victory this season, having drawn their opening three games before losing at home to Ajaccio before the two-week hiatus.
However, former Lille and Lyon boss Puel, who took over at the Stade Municipal du Ray in May, is confident his squad - including those players who featured in World Cup qualifiers - are ready to kick-start their campaign.
``We approach every game to win in principle,'' he said.
``We have just returned from a fortnight's break. Some of the players have travelled, others have worked very well here but have only had workouts.
``I'm waiting to see how the whole group will react.''
Brest may be three points and six places ahead of Nice in the league table, but Puel is only interested in preparing his team for the clash and not commenting on Landry Chauvin's side.
``I see for the first time, they have double the points of us,'' Puel said.
``They are ahead, but I do not draw many lessons from our opponents. I prefer to focus on ourselves, on our progress and our effectiveness to win.''
Chauvin is also still getting his feet under the table at a new club having been appointed by Brest a week after Puel filled the Nice post.
He has so far seen his side pick up two Ligue 1 victories but then follow them up with defeats.
Home wins over Troyes and Evian mean Brest currently sit in the top half of the table but Chauvin will be hoping to collect points on his travels for the first time this season.