Deschamps Believes Fued Between Pogba And Mourinho is Exaggerated

Deschamps Believes Fued Between Pogba And Mourinho is Exaggerated

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Didier Deschamps says the reported rift between France midfielder Paul Pogba and his club manager Jose Mourinho is exaggerated.

Pogba and Mourinho have had several disagreements on various issues this season, including the team’s unimpressive style of play.

With the Portuguese tactician eventually stripping the midfielder off the teams Vice-captains list for his attitude.

Pogba was also banned from speaking to the media after what appeared to be frosty argument with his manager.

Deschamps who led France to World Cup glory has now weighed in on the issue he thinks was overblown.

“I think it’s exaggerated. Maybe you didn’t watch their last game [a 3-2 win over Newcastle United], because I witnessed a great Paul Pogba.

“I think Jose saw the same thing as me. Things happened and I think that, like is often the case, we make a big deal of something that isn’t.

“It’s true that there are some facts and some may have jumped to certain conclusions. When I see how Paul behaves towards the situation at his club, some may say he’s done everything he could possibly do mentally and when it comes to his individual performances, to help the club.

“There is no issue with Paul. I don’t want to be mixed up with anything and to interfere with any player’s relationship with their coach.”

The France head coach was speaking at a media conference ahead of upcoming games in the UEFA nations league.

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