Deschamps in the shape of Pogba
France boss Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba’s stint with the national team in November was key to the Manchester United midfielder’s revival this season.
The France boss has now admitted that Pogba has come to the other side in poor form, although he is currently injured.
Deschamps said it was the fate with his country that caused the improvement in form, believing Antoine Griezmann can do the same at the next international break.
Here’s what Deschamps told beIN Sports:
“In November, Paul [Pogba] was going through an even more difficult time with Manchester United.
“To be with us [the France national team] gave him a boost and he had a great game against Portugal. Antoine’s case is the same, it’s a matter of trust.
“They know that in the France team, they are in a different environment. All players can have a bad time at their club, but I keep the confidence I have in them.
“The players have to keep in mind that there is competition. If at some point I think a young man has less experience but can bring something more to the team, I will not hesitate to count on him.