It is not because Paul Pogba does not appear in the list of twenty-three selected by Didier Deschamps that the coach has not been invited to speak about the French international environment recently surgery of the external meniscus of the right knee. His package for September was recorded, that for the World Cup in November seems to be taking shape.
This Thursday, the coach of the Blues did not want to consider too quickly the international future of Pogba in the short term: “It is impossible to say anything today. I talk regularly with Paul, the protocol is going well. There is a delay with a range that can be longer or shorter. He will do everything to come back as soon as possible but he will not take any risks either. But today no one can say ” yes ” Where ” Nope “. The number one criterion is that it can be cured. I have never taken a player who was not fully recovered.
Paul is not a GO. He is not there to amuse the gallery. The players called up to the France team are fit to be on the pitch. Paul won’t come if he’s not fit. If it’s coming to come, he doesn’t want that and neither do I. It is not conceivable. »
Deschamps was then questioned about the extra-sporting affair who has been hitting Pogba for several weeks. If the name of Kylian Mbappé was mentioned (by Paul Pogba’s brother), the coach was clear on the subject: ” Obviously, I exchange with Paul but do not ask me to intervene in stories that may have been created or recreated. Today, justice is doing its job. »