Didier Deschamps admitted France had needed to dig deep after taking another step towards Euro 2020 with a hard-fought win in Iceland.
Olivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as world champions France claimed a 1-0 victory in their crunch Euro 2020 qualifier in Iceland.
Antoine Griezmann has announced his number one target this season is Champions League glory with Barcelona.
Barcelona have been handed a fine of 300 euros (£270) by the Spanish Football Federation for the way the club handled the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona bounced back from a shock 2-0 defeat to Granada with a 2-1 home win over Villarreal to move up to fourth in the LaLiga table.
World champions France saw off Andorra 3-0 in Saint-Denis to keep the pressure on at the top of Euro 2020 qualification Group H.
A weakened France side scored four goals for the fourth time in five Euro 2020 qualifiers as the Group H leaders swept aside Albania 4-1.
Lionel Messi is still not fit to return for Barcelona when they travel to newly-promoted Osasuna on Saturday.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Antoine Griezmann “reacted perfectly” to the call of duty, scoring twice as the side beat Real Betis 5-2.
Antoine Griezmann responded to the challenge laid down by coach Ernesto Valverde with a brilliant display as Barcelona came from behind to thrash Real Betis 5-2.
France forward Kylian Mbappe has played down an injury scare after he limped out of training on Tuesday afternoon as Les Bleus stepped up their preparations for the World Cup.