French President Emmanuel Macron joined the triumphant Les Bleus in their dressing room shortly after the trophy presentation that saw France crowned World Cup winners of 2018.
The content of that speech has now been revealed:
“You did the shirt proud, you made your country proud, you carried your country. I said to you, the coach said to you, there are 66 million French people who watched you. You are going to be an example for many young people, examples for the entirety of your lives, you will never be the same and you will continue to carry this example.”