They always lose when it matters.
We should have killed them off in the first half but didn't and paid for it.
We played against a good team, we knew before the game that Ireland were one of the best teams in the world and we are very happy because we are young team, we are rebuilding.
England will want to bounce back from that as they need to win to retain any chance of winning the tournament and that is not good news for us.
It's a blow for France to lose its captain like this.
Fabien is a charismatic player. Thankfully we've already shown [during the tour of the southern hemisphere] that we can play without him.
Our target is to remain unbeaten at home right through to the end of the 2007 World Cup.
There will be changes and they will be logical ones, not punitive ones.
The strength of a great team is they do not give away points - for the time being we are not at the level of the All Blacks on that point.
When you lose a match, you have to take advantage of the competition for places. Otherwise what will the players who didn't play in the defeat think?
We became more focused in our game and that enables us to put some points on the board.
Luckily England lost. Otherwise they would have come to Paris with the Grand Slam in mind and been even harder to beat.
Dimitri had a very good November tour. He left the squad because of his injury but he is fit again and his return is logical.
We know what to expect. They will try to put us under pressure and play for territorial advantage. They will be like a wall and we will have to be patient to move that wall.
Jean-Baptiste has not looked as sharp as in November and Dimitri made a real difference as a replacement against Italy. It's nothing to do with the fact that he always plays well against England, it's just important to keep up competition.
This is not a punishment for Jean-Baptiste. But Dimitri is fresher physically and he has always been good against the English.
We feel relaxed but we know that we must be patient ... and not be scared to take a step back during the game. The English are a brick wall that we must try to break.
This was an important match because the result was a determining factor in who wins the tournament. We haven't won the title yet, but we are on the right track. The players handled the pressure very well and with a lot of determination. That is what made the difference.
What sets the Six Nations apart is that it's the only official competition we play each year. It's a goal, whereas when you are playing Test matches, what matters is not losing. The tournament is the major competition for us in the season, and we have to win it. We are in a position to do that; we have to produce a match like we did last weekend. We have the cards in our hands.
The boat was rocking but didn't keel over; no one jumped out, and it finished by going forward.