Paris: Moussa Sissoko says France will be gunning for revenge when they take on Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday.
The hosts were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"We want to win at all costs in order to qualify," Sissoko said. "Being knocked out in the quarters at the last World Cup still sticks in the throat. This is the time to make amends for that defeat.
"I don't think there is a special rivalry with this Germany team. They have a young team, just like us. They have a great team with some great players.
"We have a calmer team than two years ago. We now need to prove ourselves on the field. Thursday, on paper, is the biggest game of the tournament. We'll do everything we can to reach the final.
"It will be a difficult match. But we have the home advantage. We have all the weapons to put in a good performance and reach the final," said the French midfielder.