Paul Pogba was recently questioned by the French media for under-performing for France. He managed to silence his critics with a goal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifier against Netherlands at the iconic Amsterdam ArenA. Pogba’s goal saved France manager Didier Deschamps the blushes, as France ousted their counterparts 1-0.
Pogba operates as a defensive midfielder for Manchester United while he plays as an attacking midfielder for France. The Frenchman has also hinted that he dreams to continue attacking for club and country. “I try to adapt, I am a player who would rather go forward. The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them. I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts. It cost me a bit to play differently, much like Pirlo. I have to play, be there to recover and play more for the team,” Paul Pogba told reporters in Manchester.
Premier League outfit Manchester United signed Pogba for a world-record transfer fee of £89.3 million from Serie A giants Juventus this season. English rivals Chelsea and Manchester City were also interested in signing the French ace. The 23-year-old had previously swapped Manchester for Turin to play regularly. Pogba returned to Old Trafford as a world-class footballer much to the delight of the United fans, who were already jubilant with Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing.
Pogba returned to Old Trafford as a world-class footballer much to the delight of the United fans, who were already jubilant with Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing. He was given his favourite No. 6 kit, which is also the kit he wears for France. Pogba also managed to score his first goal since his return against Premier League champions Leicester City.
Pogba’s desire to opt to play in a more attacking role than a defensive duty is justified if his recent performance is counted. The has a keen eye for the goal and a penchant for the spectacular. The French talisman can not only score goals and provide assists but can also perform a classy dab.