Paul Pogba explains bizarre incident with Germany’s Antonio Rudiger

Tuesday evening played host to day five of this summer’s delayed Euros 2020. Two exciting matches in the tournament’s ‘group of death’, Group F, saw Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal take on Hungary and heavyweights France and Germany collide at the Allianz Arena.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was in action in Didier Deschamps’ midfield, which also included Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot.

Pogba’s awe-inspiring performance saw him command proceedings from start to finish.

Hailed as the match’s best performer, Pogba’s midfield contributions helped guide Les Bleus to an important 1-0 win.

However, despite what was a great encounter, the game wasn’t without its controversy.

During the first half, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Pogba clashed with the German centre-back appearing to bite his French opponent.

In what was an odd moment, fans and pundits were left confused by what they had just seen.

However, speaking after the game, United’s Pogba revealed what happened and insisted there are no hard feelings.

“He nibbled a little bit and I felt it so I told the ref,” Pogba told reporters (as quoted by MEN) “But I am not crying for a yellow or a red card.”

“He has not received any card and I don’t want him suspended because of that situation. We hugged at the end and it’s over.”

Pogba and his France teammates are next in action on Saturday when they will face Hungary in a 2pm (UK time) kick-off.

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