France manager Didier Deschamps has heaped the praise on Paul Pogba, who he describes as the ‘complete midfielder’ after his displays for France at Euro 2020.
Pogba, 28, is looking to add the European Championship to his list of honours after already winning the World Cup with his country in 2018. His performances this summer have been outstanding at the heart of the French midfield.
Having a strong midfield partnership with N’Golo Kante helps and it remains to be seen if anyone can stop them in their tracks at Euro 2020.
Tonight they take on Switzerland in the last-16 but as the Dutch found out against the Czech Republic at the weekend, you should never underestimate a side after reaching the knockouts of the competition.
However, there has been an ongoing debate this summer as to why Pogba plays so differently for France than for United. France manager Didier Deschamps has opened the lid on the midfielder’s role for his country this summer — and calls it the ‘liberal role’.
“Listen, Paul is a complete midfielder,” said Deschamps, as per Manchester Evening News. “He has so many qualities — he can pass vertically, diagonally, all of this is part of his game.
“Then, of course, we work on the positioning, but it’s not only about playing goof passes, it’s also about the positioning before the pass.
“His role is quite liberal, he’s not limited in the offensive approach.
“If there’s a need, he can also go back to win the ball behind, but on the pitch sometimes he can play a little bit higher or lower.
“His position can also develop between the left and the right side, it just depends on the positioning of the other players.”
I hope he can come back to United after the Euros and have his best season yet.