France national team manager Didier Deschamps ‘had a go’ at Paul Pogba for the midfielder turning up late for training, according to reports from France Football.
There was understandably a lot of hype surrounding Paul Pogba following his £89 million move from Juventus to Manchester United this summer but it has to be said that the midfielder has not enjoyed the best of starts on his return to Old Trafford.
While Pogba has shown flashes of his true quality, he has not been able to produce his best and has been very poor during the last few matches for United.
Pogba’s fortunes did not improve while on international duty as well after the 23-year-old put in an ineffectual performance during France’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday night.
Following the game, France manager Didier Deschamps had publicly criticized Pogba and stated that the Manchester United man should have put in a better display.
Deschamps was quoted saying by the Daily Mirror, “He can and must do better. When he has a defensive role like that, that’s not the best for him.
“This is more a construction part, protection as compared to the central hinge. He has everything to do it. He did some good things, some others less good.”
To further anger Deschamps, Pogba reportedly arrived at an evening training session on Saturday ahead of France’s crucial encounter against the Netherlands
According to France Football, Pogba was the last one to arrive in training and Deschamps was clearly left angered as a result.
Yesterday evening during training at the Stade de France, Didier Deschamps visibly had a go at Paul Pogba for turning up both last & late.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) October 7, 2016