Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny feels France may derive benefit from the row that erupted in their dressing room following the final group game with Sweden.
France were beaten 2-0 by Sweden to surrender top spot in the pool to England and it was a display that led to heated exchanges in the dressing room. Hatem Ben Arfa and coach Laurent Blanc were said to have clashed, while there were other raised voices. The controversy has evoked memories of the 2010 World Cup where the France camp went into meltdown.
Florent Malouda has admitted the post-Sweden fallout evoked some negative memories but Koscielny, who is set to fill in for the suspended Philippe Mexes against Spain, is hopeful the squad can pull together in the face of adversity.
"Things were said in the changing room," Koscielny said. "They were said, but that will stay between us. There were some things to say and everyone's aware of that.
"It was a hard game. We were below par on every level and when we got back to the dressing room we knew we hadn't done what we had to do and some things were said. But the most important thing was to qualify. These things happen.
“Now we have to turn the page. We were unbeaten in 23 games so I don't see why we should throw all of that away."