Paul Pogba can shine at World Cup

FILE- In this Tuesday Oct.10 2017 filer The French team poses before the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between France and Belarus at

FILE- In this Tuesday Oct.10 2017 filer The French team poses before the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between France and Belarus at

Paul Pogba can cope with the weight of expectation and shine for France at the World Cup, according to Bacary Sagna.

France coach Didier Deschamps spent part of his first day in Russian Federation defending Olivier Giroud as the Chelsea forward battles to stave off stiff competition for places ahead of Les Bleus' World Cup opener against Australia.

France, who find themselves in Group C with Australia, Peru and Denmark, kick-off their title hopes against Australia on Saturday, 16 June.

Pogba was named as FIFA's Best Young Player of the 2014 World Cup, but the 25-year-old has been criticised for his inconsistency by fans of Manchester United and Les Bleus in recent years.

"He's had this pressure around him and his performances for a long time".

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The beauty of N'Golo Kante is that he can effectively perform the role of two defensive midfielders, meaning a more creative option can be selected alongside him in a two-man double pivot. I wish we could have Pogba like this every game. As midfield players you need to defend first and that is what he is doing, he is focusing on the team.

"We know we have very talented individual players but we know as well that, for the moment, we don't have a team".

It wasn't exactly the most impressive outing for France ahead of next week's opener.

Taking a page out of Luis Enrique's book whilst he managed Barcelona, France could bypass the midfield altogether, focussing on quick transitions from back to front, with long balls from defence into a front three of Griezmann, Mbappe and Dembele, allowing the trio to work their magic with freedom in the final third.

The 1998 World Cup victor is looking for more of that in Russian Federation this summer, telling Paddy Power: "We all know Pogba has great potential but I want to see the same Pogba I saw against Manchester City when United won 3-2".

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