Pogba reveals he feels good representing the France national team after a difficult season
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has disclosed, saying this campaign is the most difficult season he has endured in his career, however, playing for the France national team has been a ‘breath of fresh air.’
After a challenging and dissapointing start to the 2020/21 campaign at Manchester United, barely featuring regularly in Solskjaer’s staring lineup, losing his spot to preferred midfield duo of Fred and McTominay.
Since reuniting with Manchester United in 2016, the World Cup holder has consistently been lambasted for his performance, with many fans and pundits accusing him of not focusing on playing, but rather more interested in his social life, such as showing off new haircut for almost every game.
However, a call for international duty was ‘a breath of fresh air’ according to the 27-year-old, after helping France beat Portugal 1-0 on Saturday, sending the World champions through to their first-ever UEFA Nations League final.
According to Pogba, this season has been the most difficult campaign in his career.
“This is a period that I haven’t previously experienced in my career, as I’ve been used to playing all the time and getting into my rhythm, so that’s suddenly changed,” he told RTL.
“I feel I’m gradually getting back into it now. I’m rediscovering my form. That’s the sort of performance that I need to produce and I need to do so consistently.”
“Playing with France is like a window that opens up. It’s a breath of fresh air when you come here. We have a truly fantastic squad. When we come here, we’re all happy.”
“We’re all pleased to see one another. We really enjoy ourselves on the pitch. That doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy ourselves at club level, but it’s not the same here. We’re a real family, and we have so much fun when we come here.”
Next up for Pogba and United is in the Premier League, an encounter with West Brom on Saturday afternoon.