Nantes striker Luigi Pieroni is confident his side will avoid relegation.
Pieroni was signed from Auxerre in January but has so far struggled to establish himself under the new management team of Michel Der Zakarian and Japhet N'Doram.
Nantes' league form has not picked up and they are currently five points from safety, but Pieroni insists the players are still optimistic.
"The atmosphere within the group is good. That is important to show solidarity and friendship," he told Football365.
"We can save ourselves with that state of mind, but from now on, we must try to be more aggressive. Everybody knows that we are too nice.
"I am not thinking about Ligue 2. We can win home matches.
"It is a little difficult at home, but in spite of the pressure, we absolutely have to win. We have to play football."
Pieroni is adamant he made the right decision in joining Nantes, and maintains he is not worried by his lack of playing time.
He said: "I estimate that my time on the pitch in January was sufficient. I played plenty of matches in Ligue 1, Coupe de France and with Belgium.
"If I haven't played it is because I am a little tired after the big January month, my move, the birth of my son and the succession of matches.
"I don't regret signing for Nantes. I feel good on both a sporting and private level.
"It has been easier to integrate than when I came to Auxerre from Belgium."