Deschamps defended Pogba after criticism related to Man United performance

France manager Didier Deschamps defended Paul Pogba
France manager Didier Deschamps defended Paul Pogba?IMAGO

The France boss has defended the criticism regarding Pogba’s form at Manchester United.

Paul Pogba has set the Euro 2020 alight with his stunning performance in France’s win against Germany, although he couldn’t follow up with a similar performance against Hungary.

There has been criticism for a long time regarding Pogba’s form at Manchester United, where he can’t be as consistent as he is for the national team.

Perhaps, Pogba had a better season with the Red Devils in the 20/21 campaign but slumped on occasions, for instance, in the Europa League final against Villarreal.

Les Bleus manager Didier Deschamps has clapped back at the critics doubting Pogba’s form differs from the national side.

Deschamps said: “For me, it’s only the French Pogba that counts. Obviously, everything that I say is going to… I don’t like to say what is happening at club football, whether Solskjaer or any other coach. Players are different; coaches are different.

“What’s important for me is only what he’s doing for the French team and the importance he has on the pitch. He’s a real born leader, even though, yes, maybe today he didn’t have his best performance.”

The 27-year-old is looking in high spirits at the moment as he eyes for another major silverware with the national team following the 2018 World Cup trophy.

France will take on Portugal in their final encounter of the Group stage a – a replay of the 2016 Euros final – and a win would take them to the round of 16.