"I don't know how many matches we have played in our careers but this is the match which changes everything. That changes all of history."
When the French team entered the ground for the World Cup final on Sunday night, they entered with these words on their minds.
And rest, as they say is history.
25-year-old Paul Pogba giving a pre-match speech to encourage his team seems straight out of an iconic sports drama that you'd want to watch on loop, every day (well, now we know why the performed the way they did).
He talked about the scars of the past, the hope for the future, expectations and the love for trophy that was almost theirs, almost.
There are two teams and there's one trophy. For them, it's the same. They want it. But today we will not let another team take what is ours.
'I want this evening to be in the memory of all the French people who are watching us.'
I want this evening to be in the memory of all the French people who are watching us. Their children, their children’s children, and their children’s children’s children. And want us to go on the pitch as leaders and warriors.