Guilhem Guirado was proud of France's first-half display against Argentina, but acknowledged their second 40 was not good enough.
Camille Lopez's first act after coming on was to score a match-winning drop-goal to spare France's blushes against Argentina.
France have frustrated their fans and themselves with inconsistent displays over recent years and Damien Penaud has issued a rallying call.
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England must do whatever it takes to get to the semi-finals in Japan, according to Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson.
Stade Francais star Nicolas Sanchez will take on a host of Top 14 rivals when Argentina face France at the Rugby World Cup.
Less than eight months after his Test debut, Romain Ntamack, 20, will start for France at the Rugby World Cup.
Angel Correa stayed at Atletico Madrid after links with AC Milan, but Diego Simeone does not think he has reacted negatively.
Mexico lost for the first time under Tata Martino on Tuesday, but the coach is not too concerned and hopes to learn from playing Argentina.
Argentina fought for themselves, for each other and for their country against Mexico, says proud coach Lionel Scaloni.