FilGoal | News | Deschamps: Pogba is affected mentally, not at his best, of course


France coach Didier Deschamps spoke to Paul Pogba, the Roosters’ midfielder and Manchester United, on the mental level.

And Pogba appeared affected by his decline in his level with the Red Devils, accompanied by France, in the friendly confrontation with Finland.

The French coach said the World Champions: “Pogba is not at his best, of course I knew that before the start of the match.”

He added through the press conference, “He participated in the match in order to get the rhythm. He knew that he could participate for an hour.”

“It is clear that he is not in one of his best periods.”

And he added, “Like all players who go through a negative situation in the club, they are also affected mentally. I know him well and it could happen at some points.”

He completed “periods like this can happen. Pogba has the pride and spirit to be able to respond to his critics.”

France is preparing to face Portugal in the fifth round of the European Nations League.

The French national team ranks second in Group C for the first classification, with 10 points, on goal difference from the leader Portugal.


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