Hugo Lloris has made it very clear France cannot allow themselves to get ahead of their situation, and have to take the World Cup final in their stride.
He made it clear that they also got to the final of the Euros, and yet lost it despite being heavy favourites, and now it could well be the case that they put their mistakes behind them and have to move on and move forward.
Standard Sport report he said: “As a professional player, you cannot allow yourself to dream.
“You do your best on the field to give the fans the right to dream but it’s not the case as a player.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be part of the World Cup Final but we lost a final two years ago and that’s why we need to keep our feet on the floor. It’s important to keep the belief because the belief is strong in our team. There is still one game to play and it’s the most important of our careers.
“Most of our players were not at the Euros. For the players who were involved, we can use our experience to show the right way to the young lads.”
France could well face England, and one thing that has been clear this World Cup is how much influence Tottenham Hotspur have had at the tournament.
They’ve got a huge amount of players in the top sides, and both England and France have a core of Spurs players – another thing that would add an interesting element to the final should the Three Lions beat Croatia and advance to the final – something that would be an insane achievement.