Arsenal defender Koscielny: France do not fear Spain

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is ready for his showdown with Chelsea ace Fernando Torres tonight.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is ready for his showdown with Chelsea ace Fernando Torres tonight.

The defender is looking for another shut-out tomorrow when France face reigning champions Spain in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.

Koscielny, who is in line to replace the suspended Philippe Mexes, said: “All the ingredients are there for an unbelievable match.

“I know Torres well. As a defender, it’s easier for me to play against a fixed centre-forward like Torres.

“Do we fear Spain? Yes and no. Spain have their qualities and so do we. But if you go all-out attack you’re in trouble. You have to keep things tight.”

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