Thierry Henry says France’s players will only have themselves to blame if they fail to qualify for next summer’s World Cup.
Les Bleus are currently four points behind Serbia with two games remaining in Group 7.
Henry has now called on his team-mates to finish their campaign in style and qualify for the finals in South Africa.
“If we don’t go to the World Cup, everyone will suffer,” he told L’Equipe. “But it’s all our fault.
“It’s up to us to give back to people the desire to believe in this team.
“I said before that we lacked a reference match. Even though we didn’t win, the one in Serbia could be that.
“The way the match was leaves me thinking that this team has a spirit. This team is looking for itself, I hope it finds it.”
Last months’ double header against Romania and Serbia was marred by reports of a bust-up between under-fire coach Raymond Domenech and his players.
However, Henry denied there was a clash and played down the story.
“There was a discussion as there are in all the dressing rooms in the world,” he said. “But no one raised their voice. There was no clash.
“Domenech is not part of my family. He’s not my father but he is someone humane and honest.”