France midfielder Yoan Gourcuff says his team must make alterations to their approach in the World Cup finals.
Les Bleus open their Group A campaign against Uruguay on Friday but have suffered an indifferent set of results in preparation, their pre-tournament build up concluding with a 1-0 loss to China last week.
Manager Raymond Domenech's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation was abandoned during the match following an injury to Lassana Diarra, with their new set-up leaving his side looking disjointed.
Gourcuff says the system can work if his team-mates change tack quicker, however their difficulty in adapting to new formations has cast doubt over their ability to make significant inroads into the tournament in South .
But Gourcuff says making changes to the team's attacking approach can reap the desired results if his team mates change tact quicker.
Gourcuff said: "We were a bit too slow in the transitions (against China). And on crosses, we need a bit more presence in front of goal to help Nico (Anelka), who's often at the near post. It would be good if there were three or four of us in the penalty area on crosses."
"We're ready, we're very motivated. We'll have to work, we'll have to make adjustments and watch the video (analysis) to create understanding (between the players) and make adjustments between us in attacking and defensive areas.
Uruguay will provide a stern test for France when the tournament gets underway on Friday and the 23-year-old - reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal - is expecting a tough battle to prevail in Cape Town.
He said: "We played them a year and a half ago at the Stade de France (in a 0-0 draw). They're an aggressive team, hard in the tackle and durable. They play with lots of intensity and have two forwards (Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez) who have talent and good movement."
France were perhaps unlucky to suffer the unexpected loss after a wicked free-kick from Deng Zhuoxiang left Hugo Lloris bamboozled.
The goal led to questions over the much-maligned 'Jabulani' World Cup ball, which has reportedly caused players problems with its unpredictable flight.
And Gourcuff said he had been encouraged to try speculative efforts in an attempt to score an unlikely goal.
He added: "The coaches tell me that you have to shoot at goal. When the (opposition) defence is very deep, shooting can open up space for the central forward. With the new ball there can be changes in the trajectory. That could be a weapon."