Paul Pogba needs to raise his game but is 'indispensable' - Didier Deschamps


Didier Deschamps and Antoine Griezmann have jumped to the defence of Paul Pogba after the Manchester United midfielder was jeered during France's most recent Friendly.

N'Golo Kante fired against the post from distance as Sirigu produced a fine fingertip save, but Antoine Griezmann added a second from the penalty spot following a foul on Lucas Hernandez by Rolando Mandragora.

Losing Griezmann to La Liga champions Barcelona would be a massive blow for Atletico, and the club are desperate for their talisman to stay.

"He knows that we love him very much and that he is the figurehead here, a very important player".

Skriniar proved himself one of the best defensive talents in the world following a super first season with Inter Milan - so it's only natural Barca are reportedly interested in him.

Tottenham could command a huge fee for the former Ajax man, as his latest campaign saw him join a unique set of players across Europe's big five leagues by hitting double figures in both goals and assists.

Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso wants France supporters and players "to stick together".

"Paul had a good game, he worked hard".

Four days after beating Ireland 2-0 in Paris, France faced tougher opposition but their firepower made the difference even if coach Didier Deschamps made seven changes to the team.

"The whistles for Paul Pogba?".

"Personally, I think that we are lucky that he is French".

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old said it had "hurt" to be overlooked by Italy since the 2014 World Cup.

With only one more friendly, against the US on Saturday, before France's opener against Australia, Pogba is running out of chances to beat the doubters.

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