Guilhem Guirado was thrilled at the spirit shown by his players as France beat England to claim their second win in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations.
A penalty try proved decisive in Paris as coach Jacques Brunel continued his promising start to life in charge of Les Bleus.
And Guirado was delighted with the spirit his teammates showed to down England – a result which handed Ireland the NatWest 6 Nations title.
The 31-year-old said: “I’m really proud of the spirit of the team which has worked really hard. I told the players on Friday at training that this match would not win us the Championship but it would help us to take something positive.
“When you see the joy of the players at the end, you can sense their pride at representing their country.
“Even if we come in for criticism, we can stand up to this challenge in a game played at high intensity.
“We will enjoy this win. It doesn’t happen that often that we beat England. But we also need to look at ourselves. Jacques (Brunel) has said that we have a lot of work.
“Against Wales, this won’t be enough. But we want to finish on a good note. We will go to Cardiff hoping to produce a big performance. The intensity will be the same.”