France playmaker Frederic Michalak believes Bernard Laporte's side must impose their famous attacking philosophy on Ireland if they are to get their RBS 6 Nations Championship campaign back on track.
Les Bleus face Eddie O'Sullivan's men in Paris on Saturday on the back of a stunning 20-16 defeat at the hands of unfancied Scotland at Murrayfield.
Sean Lamont was the two-try hero of the Edinburgh crowd, shrugging off Michalak's tackle to cross under the posts in the first half before getting in the middle of a driving maul to put the finishing touch to a textbook manoeuvre from the forwards after the break.
France fell 20-3 behind at one point against Scotland, whom they had defeated on the seven previous occasions the two sides had met, and were unable to haul Frank Hadden's side in despite a late rally.
Laporte was so shaken by his team's failure in the Scottish capital that he on Monday recalled some familiar faces to his squad for the meeting with Ireland this weekend.
Back-row stalwarts Serge Betsen and Olivier Magne have been summoned and are likely to oust youngsters Yannick Nyanga and Remy Martin - who were outgunned against Scotland - for the Stade de France clash.
Veteran hooker Raphael Ibanez, lock Pascal Pape and Aurelien Rougerie are also in line for recalls while Damien Traille may replace the hapless Ludovic Valbon at centre.
Valbon filled in for the mercurial Yannick Jauzion against Scotland but endured a miserable afternoon punctuated by numerous dropped balls - a problem which afflicted the whole France team.
Laporte may well bank on Traille, dubbed the new Philippe Sella at the turn of the millennium, to provide the flair and direction Michalak admits was sorely lacking on Sunday.
Michalak said: "There were too many errors, balls being dropped and knock-ons stopping us from gaining any momentum.
"We were following Scotland rather than playing our own game and imposing our style on them and mastering them.
"We did that at the end of the game but it was too late. We were trying to find a tactical way to master the game but couldn't. We knew it would be difficult early on but not that difficult.
"We are very disappointed that we were unable to cope with the start of the game. We could find no tactical or physical way to deal with the problems."
Michalak refused to hide from the fact France face an uphill battle to win the championship having lost their opening game to the supposedly modest Scots.
And the Toulouse stand-off hopes there is a more familiar build-up to this weekend's clash with Brian O'Driscoll and company.
The 23-year-old said: "It's difficult to see how we can win the championship from here. We will have that first 20 minutes in our heads for the rest of the tournament.
"We have to have a good analysis of the game before we play Ireland and work out why it went wrong.
"There were a lot of changes to the team which played against Australia and one at centre very close to the day of the game. That didn't help us.
"Jauzion missing was a disappointment and I had a groin problem of my own which made it difficult - I trained more with the physios than I did with the team last week."
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