Hugo Lloris stands by Paul Pogba amid 'unfair' criticism
- France beat Germany 2-1 in the Nations League on Tuesday night
- Pogba played 90 minutes; was partly at fault for Germany goal though
- Lloris wants no talk about a not-up-to-it Pogba
Every step Paul Pogba takes they'll be watching him. The Frenchman is always under heavy criticism. Although this season he has truly performed, for some it's not enough.
That's why Spurs and France captain Hugo Lloris voiced his opinion on Pogba: ''I am sorry but I don’t watch all Manchester United games. But he has a status in the UK, maybe because of his huge transfer fee. Sometimes people judge him not very fairly.
''Now he has more maturity, he knows what he needs to do, he proves that with us. I think his performances at United are far from being as bad a people say. He is part of a team which has worse results than we could have expected, that’s for sure, but they are still a very strong team. When it matters he is there.''
It's far from the first time Lloris has publicly backed Pogba. Discussing the World Cup victory some time ago, the goalkeeper shared his surprise at Paul: ''There are players who were revelations in that regard. For example, Paul. People have always been telling him to focus on the team, and he couldn't have done it any better than during the World Cup. He was at the team's service from the start to the end and was rewarded for that. We were all rewarded.''
Concluding, Get French Football News rated Pogba's Tuesday night at 5 out of 10: ''The match didn’t seem to kick off until after the half time whistle. At least, that’s the impression that Paul Pogba gave tonight because he didn’t bother showing up in the first half.
''A terrible display got better in the second period when he upped his mentality and performance levels, but if Kimpembe is to blame for giving away the German penalty, Pogba should shoulder the entirety of the blame for his lazy play in the midfield where he turned the ball over, which led to the penalty.''
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