France will take on Croatia for the biggest prize in football, and midfielder Paul Pogba said on Thursday that he wants the team to banish their 2016 devil.
Ahead of the Moscow showpiece, Paul Pogba said;
“We are conscious of the situation, we do not want to make the same mistakes like two years ago.
“We want to work for it, to give everything we have to take this Cup home,”
“I think at the Euro we thought it was already a done deal, the mentality was not the same as now.
“I cannot lie that when we beat Germany we thought that was the final. I know the taste of losing a final. I don’t want it to happen again.
“Against Portugal we thought we had won it before the start of the game. That will not happen again.”
Pogba said while Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was their driving force the French plan would not be limited to stopping the Real Madrid playmaker. He said;
“The Croats are not just Modric. They have (Mario) Mandzukic, (Ivan) Rakitic and (Ivan) Perisic,”
“Even their defenders are outstanding players. I don’t think there is a plan just for Modric. The plan is to win the match.”