"I'm excited for my country", said Gobert, who was born in Saint-Quentin, France. "I don't have the words". "This team gives me goosebumps, even more so than the team of 1998", he added, in reference to the last time France won the World Cup, on home soil against Brazil 20 years ago.
"We're going to the final, we're going to the final", scores chanted in one central Paris bar before breaking out into an impromptu rendition of the La Marseillaise national anthem.
Shearer is expecting a thrilling contest between France and Belgium after strong displays in the knockout stages so far from Didier Deschamps' and Roberto Martinez's teams.
"We are not thinking about it", he said. "[France] President Emmanuel Macron came down to see us". We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together. We are in the final of a World Cup. We worked hard defensively.
This afternoon, we've got France taking on Belgium. He is very listened to in the group.
Speaking after the game, Pogba expressed his delight but emphasised that France needed to overcome the demons of their Euro 2016 final defeat to Portugal. I don't want it to happen again. We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass.
Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup final.
"Forty-nine days together, it is a lot of things, hard things, the group stage, it is the merit of everyone".
Goal scorer Umtiti said the win had come on the back of the work of the entire team.
"A lot of pride", said the defender. "We worked hard. I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone".
They won't really care who England have to face in the final if they get there.