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"This is not a revolution, more an evolution. Without these two weeks of preparation we wouldn't have won this game, so thank you to the clubs.
"We must remember we have won the game and this is a very good start for 2014.
"Games are never won or lost in one moment. Everything matters at this level. It was a great Test match played by two great teams.
"Overall the positives of the performance will outweigh the result, but we recognise we need to win big games.
Having shown plenty of character to overcome a 16 3 deficit after two opening quarter tries from wing Yoann Huget, the visitors looked comfortable as they established a 24 19 lead with tries from Mike Brown and Leroy Burrell.
"Perhaps the bounce of the ball didn't go our way, but we can only control the things we can control," Lancaster said.
"We were lucky to score two quick tries and then we had a very high quality first half," Saint Andre said.
He added: "It was a good place to come and the crowd's up and I thought our young players learned a lot today and I'm very proud of them.
"It was a great performance in lots of ways. We're very proud. Once we get over the initial disappointment we'll take a huge amount of positives from the game.
"We were less aggressive and they put us under a lot of pressure. But when we had the ball there were more openings because England were winning fewer collisions.
"Five of our pack made their first start in France. They were the youngest pack in the championship and they did extremely well.
Cruel bouncesBoth of France's first half tries were preceded by cruel bounces following kicks ahead, although England's wounds were also self inflicted as they had committed mistakes themselves in the build up.
"Games are never won or lost in one moment. Everything matters at this level. It was a great Test match played by two great teams. Overall the positives of the performance will outweigh the result, but we recognise we need to win big games."
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"Modern rugby is very demanding so we really needed this preparation time."
"We were very disappointed to concede the try. Credit to France for creating the try inside their own half," Lancaster said.
France, who finished bottom of the table last year, have been installed as Six Nations favourites in the wake of their victory, yet for much of the match England were in the driving seat.
was determined to focus on the positives after the heartbreaking last gasp 26 24 defeat to France at the Stade de France.
France head coach Philippe Saint Andre celebrated a triumphant start to 2014 and highlighted the impact made by the two week international training camp his players were granted by their Top 14 clubs.
"We've learned a lot from this game. We dominated the middle third and to claw our way back from 16 3 was great."
Wing Jack Nowell and centre Burrell made their England debuts, while Jonny May won his second cap on the left wing in an inexperienced backline and Lancaster was impressed with his youngsters.
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"The second half was more difficult and we missed a few tackles. When we were 16 3 up we mismanaged the game.
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