France boss Didier Deschamps has told Paul Pogba that he needs to ‘raise his level of play’ after he was booed during their recent friendly.
It is just the latest in a long line of of criticism for the Manchester United midfielder after what has been an underwhelming season for the £89 million man.
While he has the ability to look like one of the world’s best box-to-box midfielders every now and then, he has a tendency to be totally anonymous for the Red Devils and France in the majority of games.
He did the latter in France’s 3-1 victory over Italy over the weekend, and was even jeered by France fans after he misplaced a pass.
Now, Didier Deschamps has urged the 24-year-old to up his game in order to fulfil his potential:
“Not everything was successful, but he helped the team be well organised,” he told Telefoot.
“I don’t question Paul’s potential. If I called him up, it’s because he’s indispensable for me.
“I know what he is capable of. He has to raise his level of play. I have confidence in him, as I do in my other players.”
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