Paul Pogba reveals two areas of his game he must improve

Ruben Hill
October 12, 2018

"I think he (Pogba) has done it (public comments) on goal, and I don't think that is right", said Saha, speaking at the AFDP Spirit of Soccer launch. "It's the squad that put me in that position, who gave me the freedom to express myself, and gave me the confidence to". "For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer".

The Manchester United midfielder and World Cup victor is one of the biggest names and most outspoken figures in the French worldwide set-up. "I was really determined".

The 25-year-old midfielder played a big part in Les Bleus' campaign in Russian Federation, scoring a goal in the final as Didier Deschamps' side beat Croatia 4-2 to lift the coveted trophy. "That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard", he said. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say "no, that's not something to say because you are not the manager".

The World Cup holders take on the likes of Iceland (October 11) and Germany (October 16) in the next few days before the players return to their respective clubs.

The France worldwide believes he is capable of being a leader at United without having the captain's armband.

He said the France captaincy was not one of his main goals.

"I've never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me", he said.

"As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk".

Prior to the World Cup, Pogba had stated his ambition of stepping up his role within the France squad, and he was credited by teammates with having given a number of inspirational dressing room speeches during Les Bleus' summer triumph.

"I'm not going to get into it, whether it's (Antoine) Griezmann, Kylian (Mbappe) or Raphael who deserve it much more than me. But I hope with all my heart that it's one of the four, because there is [also] NG [N'Golo Kante]".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER