Didier Deschamps has warned Paul Pogba he must improve after France’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria on Friday evening.
The Frenchman endured another mixed performance for his country and his yet to find his form since his world-record move from Juventus.
He is yet to find his form at Old Trafford but has shown glimpses of his world-class ability after being partnered with different midfielders each week under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking about Pogba, Deschamps claims he has to perform better.
“Paul can and must do better. He knows that,” he said.
“But he did not play in a position that highlights him. In this position, his role is more about the construction of the game. He has everything to do it.
“He did good things tonight. And some others that were less good.”
He has come under heavy criticism since his move, but it’s only normal after becoming the world’s most expensive player.
There are many factors that contribute to his performances, like the time it takes a new player adapt to a new league or the fact that Mourinho hasn’t found his best XI, but once he finds his feet, he’ll be dominating the Premier League.
Publicly criticising him wasn’t a good move by Deschamps, but it’s football and he’ll need to improve his performances moving forward.