Didier Deschamps debunks Pogbas retirement claims

first_imgFrance boss Deschamps believes Paul Pogba will play in Qatar 2022, despite the midfielder’s comments suggesting he may retire from international football. Pogba spoke to journalists on Sunday, catching everyone in the room by surprise by saying Russia could well be his last tournament for the French national side.His comments have come as a surprise to his current manager Didier Deschamps, who still fully expects the midfielder to be a part of the France squad at the next World Cup.He spoke to reporters about his star player: “I don’t think it will be his last World Cup, he’s only 25 years old, it’s highly probable that he will play another one,”Before suggesting that Pogba’s words were likely tongue in cheek: “I always see the same Paul,”“Over the past 15 days, he is suddenly not going to change from being the joker to someone that’s very sincere.”Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“He’s had to go through some difficult periods but I always see the same player. He has accumulated lots of experience, he’s clear in his head, he’s happy and very motivated.”France is already through to the knockout phase in Russia and faces Denmark tomorrow in a game Deschamps may use to rest many of his starting XI. A la veille du match face au Danemark, les hommes de Didier Deschamps se sont entraînés au Stade Loujniki à Moscou #FiersdetreBleus #FRADAN pic.twitter.com/iAfP6NVz4q— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) June 25, 2018last_img

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