Thomas Vermaelen also spoke with the media at a news conference on Sunday and is expecting a hard match against the French. Also, Brazil is still one of the most popular teams, everybody wants to attend a Brazil game.
The defeat means that Brazil's Pele-inspired triumph 60 years ago in Sweden remains the last time a South American side has won the title on European soil.
Well, it is not that improbable.
France came through their quarter-final unscathed, and Deschamps has his entire squad to choose from, while Belgium are only slightly worse off. Before his team's exit at the hands of Belgium the PSG star hogged the limelight with his constant injury problems, Instagram posts, outpourings of emotion and most notably his on field play acting.
Belgium faced a heart-stopping moment of uncertainty in the first knockout round against Japan, when Martinez's decision to rest players in their final group match against England nearly backfired spectacularly. England have been playing well in this World Cup so far on a consistent basis but Croatia have been a cohesive unit. A match won is only over 90 or 120 mins.
Regarding the issue of favourites, France defender Raphael Varane gave his opinion that there are no sure favourites to win the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, Manchester City's De Bruyne warned Belgium not to get carried away and said they had achieved nothing yet.
So what are the odds that can happen? He has good players around him, but we have those too.
The core of that side remains in place in Russian Federation, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterattack in the final seconds of injury time.
Croatia's quarter-final was more strenuous as they were taken to a penalty shootout by Russian Federation before edging through 4-3, Ivan Rakitic scoring the decisive spot-kick.
Despite a disappointing end to the World Cup, Ronaldo remains a huge favorite to win his fifth Ballon d'Or in six years.