France manager Laurent Blanc has heaped praise on defender Gael Clichy for his recent form.

The Manchester City left-back was a key part of his club winning the Premier League title last season and has continued on with good training performances for Les Bleus ahead of this summer's Euro2012 competition, making him a direct threat to the position of Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

"Gael Clichy has shown amazing form," said Blanc.

"He has played very well and, having won the Premier League with Manchester City, he is in a very positive frame of mind."

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