That was the reaction of Dwight Yorke at the end of France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final of the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia. Yorke, worked as an analyst for South Africa’s
SuperSport during the World Cup and called the final before opening whistle.
The former Manchester United marksman was on duty with the build-up live on DStv and GOtv , along with Andy Townsend and Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha.
“On paper, they are favorites and rightly so with the number of potential match winners in their squad when compared to their opponents. Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann and Kante all have the ability to turn the game on its head in an instant and it’s the quality possessed by these players that will see them win,” he said.
On their unconvincing run to the final, he said: “It’s the World Cup final and it doesn’t really matter how you get there so long as you get there. They never really hit top gear in the group stages where they always squeaked through by the odd goal, but one always felt that they were just one gear away from overrunning their opponents,” he explained.
“Croatia earned the right to contest the final. They pulled off a result against a much younger England side. Unfortunately for them France were just too good on the day in the final but credit to Croatia for everything they accomplished in this World Cup. Overall I thought there were some brilliant matches in Russia and a lot of good football which has kept our appetites open for what’s to come in the domestic leagues and of course looking ahead to Qatar 2022,” Yorke added.