Giroud: 'We don't want to waste this opportunity'
• Les Bleus are favourites to lift the trophy after impressive knockout wins against Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium.
• Olivier Giroud believes a focus on mentality is the reason why this France team is different to the one that lost the European Championships final to Portugal in 2016.
"It’s different. After the semi-final when we won against Germany we were a bit euphoric, whereas against Belgium it was different.
"It’s not the same feeling - we know we still have one game to win. There are that real focus and concentration to finish the job - that’s why it’s different. We’ve come a long way to get here and we don’t want to waste this opportunity now.
"You can’t win a World Cup on just talent. Talent alone is not sufficient. You need efficiency. The mental strength is 70 per cent of the job. If you’re ready to work for your team-mates and each other with dedication and commitment then anything can happen."