French World Cup star Antoine Griezmann has said that Paul Pogba surprised everyone with his serious behavior during the Russia World Cup, as well as saying that he had great influence in the French national team both inside and outside the field.
Although the French midfielder was a victim of much criticism since his return to the “Red Devils” , he had managed to impress everyone during the tournament in Russia, and according to his teammates he was a leader of the French national team.
Pogbas’s speech in the dressing room before the final match against Croatia was shared on social networks, and Griezmann admitted that his countryman was a real inspiration to all French players.
“Paul raised his level to the dressing room. He said the right words and this motivated us. Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane and Blaise Matuidi, we know they were the leaders, but Pogba surprised us and made us feel better “, Griezmann said.
“Pogba that we saw at the World Cup was Pogba that I know. He took the ball and played very fast. He was very confident. Now, he can not change anymore. He has to be like N’Golo Kante: win the ball and pass it to the attackers. ”
“Whenever he speak, he makes me laugh. I’m not used to see Paul very serious, so I was surprised. For this reason, when he was speaking, he never looked at me. He knew I was smiling and could laugh at every moment. But that’s a good thing for me and for him, too. “