The playmaker, who won a third successive Champions League title with Real Madrid before coming to Russian Federation, brushed off suggestions that his performance might put him in the running for the Ballon d'Or prize as the world's best player. [The media] just said to them: "Just do what you can", but now even you are hoping that it can come home, yeah? "But hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".
The victor faces France in the final after the European nation made it to the final thanks to a second-half Samwel Umtiti goal that was enough to end Belgium's hope of achieving silverware in the World's most prestigious competition.
"We did win. Most importantly, they won for us, for the whole country".
These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament.
"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", said the eight-time champion after seeing off France's Adrian Mannarino in straight sets on Monday.