Paul Pogba was in typically relaxed spirits in training for France ahead of their World Cup clash with Peru.
The Frenchman claimed the winner for Les Bleus in their opening game against 2-1 but picked up criticism amid a dour team performance from Didier Deschamps’ side.
He will have the chance to send another message to his critics and fire France into the last 16 with a win over Peru, who need three points following defeat to Denmark in their first game.
But if Pogba was feeling the pressure in training yesterday he certainly wasn’t showing it, producing a nice piece of skill caught on video.
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This World Cup has been as much about the lesser sides, those like Japan and Senegal and Serbia and Russia, impressing on the World stage as it has been about the stars of the game. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have all impressed, but only the latter has really taken the world by storm.
And France, collectively, failed to do that against Australia. This is a truly special team – one without room for even players like Adrien Rabiot, Kingsley Coman and Anthony Martial. As a team and as individuals they will be expected to do a lot more against Peru.
All eyes, once again, will be firmly on their No.6.