‘He’s a leader’ – Lloris praises Man Utd star Pogba after France draw


The Red Devils midfielder was quick to impress after returning to international action

Hugo Lloris believes his France teammate Paul Pogba demonstrated his leadership in a 0-0 draw against Portugal on Sunday.After suffering from injuries, the Manchester United star is back in the configuration of the Blues after almost a year of absence and did not take long to remind his teammates of what he can offer.

Starting alongside N’Golo Kante and Adrien Rabiot in midfield, Pogba played the full 90 minutes and tied for three shots.

Watching the action from the France goal, Lloris liked what he saw of Pogba, who made sure his presence was felt on the pitch.

“Very present, he wanted the ball. He put his voice. He’s a leader, and we felt it. After a year of absence, we felt it in the legs. But he was fine, ”Lloris said. M6 about Pogba.

On the play itself, the Spurs shot-stopper added: “There was a great opponent up front. In the second half, we played higher and there was a lot more activity.

“In the first half there was a tendency to go back, maybe because of fear. After that, there was quality on the other side. Everyone had their period.

“In the last 30 meters, we lacked sharpness. We would have preferred to win, but it’s a solid performance. ”

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Rabiot played alongside Pogba in the midfield and believes the Blues’ main problem against Portugal was the lack of freedom of attack.

“There is satisfaction and disappointment too because we could have done better,” said Rabiot. TV team.

“Defensively we were solid, but offensively we played with the brake. We have not completely let go. In the second half we had more control and should have supported more.

” I felt good. I arrived in the group late. The coach told me I would play, and I felt good. I’m confident. I tried to give the maximum. Personally, I am happy. We will try to move on quickly. . ”

France had won all of their previous five matches and it was the first time they failed to score in a match since a 2-0 loss to Turkey in June 2019.

The goalless draw saw Portugal remain at the top of their Nations League group on goal difference with France second and Croatia four points behind in third.


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