Didier Deschamps: Paul Pogba was almost everywhere against Belgium

Didier Deschamps: Paul Pogba was almost everywhere against Belgium

France manager Didier Deschamps did not hold back in his praise for Paul Pogba following the semi-final win over Belgium that will see them come up against Croatia in the final.

The Les Bleus have a strong chance of winning the World Cup in Russia to conclude what has been one of the better tournaments in recent history.

Spain, Argentina, Portugal and Germany suffered untimely exits with the Italians not even qualifying for the competition in the first place.

France have shown a pragmatic consistency under Deschamps management this time around and it’s paid them dividends having now reached the final.

There’s no doubt they would be deserved winners having beaten the likes of Belgium and Brazil en route to the trophy and Pogba has played a huge role in it all.

What has been impressive about Paul so far isn’t actually his playmaking, though that certainly has been top class, it’s actually been his discipline, maturity and understanding of the game.

Often accused of neglecting his defensive duties, the Frenchman showed his ability to play the ‘dirty’ side of the game when necessary.

Jose Mourinho would certainly be pleased with his contributions and be hoping to see more of the same when he returns to Old Trafford.

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