Sunday was the first time France travelled to Twickenham with a status of favourites. We felt we would be winners and in the first half we were clearly off track.
England were not good either and made a lot of mistakes but instead of taking advantage of the situation our game was shapeless. This is disappointing because if we had just managed to raise our level we would have easily overcome the English.
The other problem we encounter is the team turnover. It is good to change the players from one match to another but to win a Grand Slam it would have maybe been wiser to keep the same team that played in our victory over Wales.
Against England some players lacked competition and pace. Dimitri Yachvili, for example, had not played for six weeks and struggled at times.
The numbers 8 and 15 were also failing. Sébastien Chabal (No 8) was excellent in previous matches but he did make quite a lot of hand mistakes.
It would have been necessary to build up a very solid side to beat England because a Grand Slam was at stake. We can still win the tournament obviously but on Sunday, by losing, we boosted the England team which had been rocked by doubts for a while.
It is much expected France will bounce back against Scotland on Saturday. The loss to England will still be present in the players' minds but we will be capable of displaying a great performance at the Stade de France.