Highlights: Spain 2-0 France
24 June 2012 Last updated at 17:14 GMT
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France manager Laurent Blanc said Samir Nasri's row with a French journalist was bad for the image of both the midfielder and the national team.
Nasri lashed out at the media after France meekly lost 2-0 to Spain in their Euro 2012 quarter-final.
"It is very regrettable but it's a problem between Samir and the press," Blanc told French television.
"It is very, very bad for his image but when this is done when he's with France it's also bad for the team's image."
He added: "From what I gathered, he lacked respect towards the journalist who at some point also lacked respect towards him."
Nasri equalises for France against England
Nasri was dropped to the bench for the defeat by Spain, coming on as a second-half substitute.
His row followed reports of friction in the French camp after the defeat by Sweden in the final group game, and meant France again exited a tournament amid controversy after a player revolt on the way to being knocked out of the 2010 World Cup.
Nasri's reaction of putting his finger to his lips in France's 1-1 draw with England in their first group game against England was also believed to have been aimed at the French media.
Blanc said: "I had told him what I thought about this [after the first incident] but apparently he did not get the message."
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