Blanc did admit, though, that the dressing-room row among players which followed the defeat by
The former Manchester United defender accepted that calm had to be restored within the group after the initial angry reaction to the setback which cost Les Bleus top spot behind England in Group D.
Blanc said: "There is no conflict. There were words exchanged after the game. There was a reaction. Some players were very angry. That is true.
"Certain things were said. We acted on those. People are worked up and angry after a defeat and there were raised voices.
"We took a bit of time to calm everyone down and coming back to Donetsk from Kiev to our base camp allowed us to do that and be a bit more at peace.
"It did delay us in terms of when we could start preparing for the game with
"But since Wednesday everything has been about working towards the game with
"Even though we were disappointed on Tuesday, the fact is we have still qualified for the semi-finals. We haven't had to pack our bags and go home."
Blanc is under no illusions as to the size of the task facing his side if it is to cause an upset against
He said: "Normally we try to adapt as little as possible to our opponents and play to our own strengths, but we are going to be coming up against a very good side.
"They have great players who play for great clubs in
Blanc, whose side had been unbeaten in 23 games before losing to
He said: "I don't think we had the commitment we needed to show in the game with
"But I should not have to motivate my players for this game. If they are not motivated to play
He said: "It is a big chance for him. We have only three central defenders and I always said that if we got through the group that Laurent would have a role to play.
"It is a chance for him. He will be very well prepared. He was very close to getting into the starting XI, and now that will happen."
Apart from Mexes, Blanc has a full squad to choose from with
South Korean media blamed Iran for angry scenes at a tense FIFA World Cup qualifier which ended with fans pelting debris on to the pitch and the visiting coach under fire for a rude gesture.