"I want to win the World Cup - the Ballon d'Or is not my problem".
Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.
In England too, World Cup fever has been building with Gareth Southgate´s young team on the cusp of reaching the country´s first World Cup since they won it on home soil in 1966.
Olivier Giroud, who is still without a goal in Russian Federation, revelled in his childhood dream of reaching a World Cup final and hopes to emulate 1998 hero Zinedine Zidane.
France's Aujourd'hui en France newspaper prepared a full-page spread featuring the two popular comic characters and said it was more than a match.
Fans in Paris celebrate France's victory against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals. "We must take advantage of it now".
"We wanted to reach this final, and now we have made it", he told TF1. We will give this final match everything.
"It makes me happy that people are happy, but I hope to make them even happier on the evening of the 15th of July".
"FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration", a spokesman said.
The result of the biggest bet taken in this World Cup could be determined as soon as Thursday.
"I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals but with our state of mind we can climb mountains and that's what we've done so far".
"Rami's moustache brought good luck", he said. There are 90 minutes to go to win France this World Cup, and we hope to go until the end.