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Arsene Wenger explains why Paul Pogba has improved at the World Cup

Arsene Wenger explains why Paul Pogba has improved at the World Cup

These Lions have more technical ability and less ego than any English team in memory, and that includes the side that lost a semi on penalties to West Germany in 1990.

"I don't think we are the favourites, It is a World Cup final", he said in a news conference on Thursday. But they are mentally very strong.

"(France is) very good defensively, and I think they're playing like the best team in the world right now", said Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the National Basketball Association. They might have played 90 minutes more than us [due to extra-time in the last three matches] but the most determined team will win on Sunday.

"For us, we are not the favourites". We were so close to what was unimaginable at the start. "We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".

"I'm trying to get the balance right of recognising tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee that those opportunities come again", the England boss said.

France boss Didier Deschamps was also full of praise for Pogba's display against Belgium. We have three days to prepare ourselves.

"Even when things don't exactly go Les Bleus' way, these young hardworking players get impressive results", Marcus said in Tuesday's edition of "The Banter." We are not thinking about being favourites.

"It hurts, it'll hurt for a while, but we can hold our heads up high".

Captain Eden Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession.

"I was 18 years old in 1998, it was one of the most handsome nights of my life".

The 32-year-old Juventus player's goal sparked wild celebrations and, as his team ran to the corner of the pitch to join him, the celebrations spilled over the advertisement hoardings where a group of photographers, including Cortez, was stationed. Maybe we dropped too deep at times.