Paul Pogba making World Cup could be “inconceivable” says Didier Deschamps

As reported by L’Équipe, in speaking after the announcement of his France squad for the international break later this month, the last before the World Cup starts in November, France coach Didier Deschamps suggested Paul Pogba could struggle to make his 26-man group for Qatar following surgery on a knee injury. Deschamps explained: 

“I talk regularly with Paul, his recovery is going well… He will do everything to come back as soon as possible but he will not take any risks either. Today, no one can say “yes” or “no”. The number one priority is that he recovers fully. I have never taken a player [to a tournament] who was not fully recovered. He’s won’t be there just to amuse the gallery. The players called up to the France team are fit to be on the pitch and Paul won’t come if he’s not fit. If he’s just coming for the sake of it, he doesn’t want that, and neither do I. It’s inconceivable.”

Meanwhile, when asked about the blackmail scandal surround the Pogba family, amid claims from Mathias, Paul’s brother, that the France international tried to use a witch doctor to curse Kylian Mbappé, Deschamps said:

“Obviously, I’ve discussed it with Paul but do not ask me to intervene over stories that could have been created. Today, justice is doing its job.”


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