Even Roy Hodgson regards his side as underdogs.
However, Parker does not feel England go into the game without hope.
"It will be a tough game, as it always is against France," he said. "France are a very good team full of talented individuals.
"We are going to have to be disciplined and strong defensively to nullify that.
"It will be tight but we have our own threats going forward. Hopefully we can hit them the other way."