It was as disciplined a display as one could get from a naturally attacking player like Paul; as the 25-year old put in a fine shift and France, under Deschamps, as a whole collectively defended the 1-0 lead against Belgium for nearly the entirety of second half, managing just 36% possession - in a sacrifice that paid off. So many good players never have the change to be a world champion.
"It's about him understanding why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition", he said.
On his day, he can lay claim to being the best midfielder on the planet, but those performances have been far too sporadic for Mourinho's liking and he even took the bold step of benching his star player last season.
Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri according to the publication remains a big fan of Pogba and will welcome him with both hands if he chooses to return to the club. They gave us one of the most entertaining World Cup matches in the group stage - their 4-3 victory over Argentina in the Round of 16 seen as a standout game in this summer's highly-rated tournament.
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The engraver has barely finished inscribing France's name on the World Cup trophy, the thumping headaches from the morning after the night before are yet to clear, and sheer euphoria of France winning a second World Cup has yet to sink in fully. "So I think the future for him in the French national team can only be brilliant". "I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it I did not disturb anyone".
Pogba played a pivotal role in France's World Cup campaign, as he helped his country beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on the way to a final with Croatia.
"They judge but I think the result speaks for itself".
Pogba netted six times in 37 appearances for United last season, while providing 10 assists across his Premier League outings.
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However, the lawmaker said, the president won't say any of that, so "I don't think he should be meeting with Vladimir Putin".