France won an edging victory over Croatia in Zagreb, later coach Didier Deschamps praised Paul Pogba.
France’s coach hailed Paul Pogba as “leader” on Wednesday following their 2-1 Nations League game win against Croatia.
In Zagreb, Pogba came off the bench and his long pass led to Lucas Digne setting up a 79th-minute winner for Kylian Mbappe.
Particularly for the pass that led to Mbappe’s goal Deschamps was full of praise for Manchester United midfielder Pogba.
“About Pogba, of course, we could talk about him being unquestionable, but we could say the same of Antoine Griezmann,” Deschamps told a news conference according to beIn Sports.
“He is one of the leaders, he has this capacity to be decisive and also to be a leader in the group. He didn’t start because it was wiser for him not to start, with the problem that he had.”
“But yes, he is one of the most important players in the team. Even though, sometimes, it could have some hard times. But he has this strength to bring together.”
“And also, he has this quality in the pre-assist. I don’t take away anything from the quality of the centre of Lucas Digne, but he has this technique quality, not necessarily by dribbling as he used to do it before, but this pass is the one that triggers everything.”