Paul Pogba wants France to exorcise the ghosts of their Euro 2016 final defeat in the World Cup final on Sunday. It's always there every time we wear the shirt of our national team, we want to play with pride, we want to play well and win.
"We were motivated and what I told these players before the game was "there's no pressure, no nerves, don't lose your head - you've reached the semi-final, be proud and enjoy your football".
"Maybe the dear Lord is giving us an opportunity to settle a score", he said.
France's forward Kylian Mbappe runs with the ball during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup semifinal football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Until then, I would've bet anything on England going to the final, but suddenly Croatia equalised and completely took over.
France have been improving throughout the tournament and have beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout rounds without needing extra time or penalties.
England fans in Manchester stood in stunned silence as they lost to Croatia.
He said: "All players need to be mentioned but it's true Pogba was nearly everywhere, not only in attack but he was also efficient in defence".
Croatia stunned England in the 109th minute of the first extra time period when Mario Mandzukic slipped behind the defense and poked a shot past the keeper to put his team up 2-1 for good.
Both teams will be looking to erase history in the final.
"For us, we are not the favourites".
After the game, Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren suggested that his side were mentally stronger in Moscow and Eriksson agrees. "We're in control and we've had an ideal start". "They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me! We have one more game left, and we have never been more motivated".
"Of course it is going to be a really hard task over the next 24 hours to assess everybody and to get everybody mentally back to where we want them for a game like that". We have no doubts, we play together, that's our strength.