Pogba: France are not favourites

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba does not believe that France are the favourites to win the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s final in Moscow.

Didier Deschamps’ side are the favourites with the bookmakers to win their second World Cup, and have got to the final the hard way, beating Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stages.

They now find themselves potentially 90 minutes away from being crowned world champions once again, with only England’s conquerors Croatia standing in their way.

However Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is not taking their opponents lightly:

“We are not thinking about it [winning the World Cup]. Croatia played a very tough match against England. They did not give up. They were losing 1-0 and came back,” he told a press conference.

“There are two teams and one cup. They have played 90 minutes more than us – I don’t know if it’s a disadvantage for them or if they’re going to want to show that they want to win even more.

“For me, we are not favourites. We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.

“We haven’t done anything yet.”

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