Despite being in a commanding position in Group D at Euro 2012 Samir Nasri says France still have a way to go to win back fans' trust after their World Cup 2010 debacle.
Under former coach Raymond Domenech their campaign in South Africa was dominated by shoddy performances and in fighting amongst the squad, much to the disgust of Les Blues fans.
New boss Laurent Blanc has galvanised the squad and France look an unrecognisable unit two years on. They dominated against England before eventually drawing 1-1 but went top of Group D with a 2-0 win over co-hosts Ukraine.
Nasri, however, knows it will take a long time for those World Cup scars to finally heal. "Our fans have not forgiven us yet but we will do everything to change that," he said.
"In France the image of the national team was really bad so we have tried hard for the past two years to change that and we are 23 games unbeaten now.
"We are trying to show everyone something different, and that we are not just players with huge egos and big heads. We understand the fans but we want to give them pleasure and do something special as well."
Nasri acknowledges France are outsiders to win the tournament, with Spain and Germany both consolidating their claims as front runners, but the Manchester City star says the team are building towards World Cup 2014.
"We are getting to the age of 24 and 25 and it is time to do something," he added. "To win the tournament will be difficult but we are trying to build something to make sure we are ready for the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil.
"You never know what can happen in a big tournament like this. We have done well in the first two games here and we'll try to do something."© ESPN