Cape Town - France head coach Didier Deschamps
claims that Paul Pogba's rift with Jose Mourinho has been widely
exaggerated and hailed the midfielder's form.
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Pogba was barred from wearing the Manchester United captain's armband
after criticising manager Mourinho via the media. However, he impressed
during the Red Devils' 3-2 win over Newcastle.
"I think that it is exaggerated. Maybe you didn't watch the last game
because I saw a great Paul Pogba," said Deschamps ahead of France's
friendly against Iceland, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"I think that Jose Mourinho saw the same thing as me. Some things
happened, and I think that like often, we make a big deal of maybe not
"It's true that there are some facts, and some may have jumped to certain conclusions.
"When I see how Paul behaves towards his current club situation some
may say that he's done everything he could mentally and when it comes to
his individual performances to help the club."
Deschamps hasn't shied away from alienating big-name players who he
felt were harmful to the team environment within the squad, most notably
leaving Samir Nasri out of his 2014 World Cup party. However, he has
continued to endorse Pogba's attitude.
The 25-year-old impressed during Les Bleus' recent World Cup triumph
and Deschamps will be hoping that he can continue to play to the best of
his abilities for the world champions.