French midfielder, Paul Pogba says the team will approach their Russia 2018 World Cup final game against Croatia in a different way unlike they did in the final of the 2016 Euro Cup.
Pogba in a pre-match conference on Thursday ahead of the Sunday showdown said the Les Bleus underestimated Portugal in the final of the Euro 2016 game in France and had to pay for their mistakes by losing the title.
He said, “I am not going to lie. At the Euros, we thought that it was already done. We told ourselves that we had won already after beating Germany, that was the real final for us”
“We respected Portugal, but with their routes… we don’t want to make this mistake again, we will approach this match differently.”
When asked if the game will be a revenge mission for Croatia for their 1998 World Cup semi-final exit, Pogba said, “Croatia do not have stars on their shirts- they want one. They have done very well and they want the victory, like us.
“But I do not have a star. It’s on the shirt, but I did not win it. We want to go looking for it like all players. It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult,” he added.