Paul Pogba needs to raise his game but is 'indispensable' - Didier Deschamps

Paul Pogba needs to raise his game but is 'indispensable' - Didier Deschamps

Corentin Tolisso is upset by whistles aimed at Paul Pogba in the win over Italy.

Ousmane Dembele scored a terrific goal in an impressive display for France as the World Cup contenders defeated Italy 3-1 in a friendly in Nice on Friday.

But it does seem as though that they've got some other material up their sleeve as well - whether it be Pogba and Umititi throwing some serious shapes, or the good old belly-to-belly bounce that several Les Bleus' stars produced last night.

Pogba was jeered after misplaced passes and was also barracked when he was taken off to be replaced by Steven N'Zonzi towards the end of the match.

France coach Didier Deschamps told reporters: "The whistles for Paul Pogba?". "It had already happened".

"It's complicated, I lived it when I was younger, and today I do not know if it's true racism or jealousy". The players do the right thing.

Griezmann also offered his support to Pogba, saying: "The whistles are part of football, you have to stay tough mentally".

The winger stressed that the French people should feel lucky that they have a player of the midfielder's calibre playing for their national team.

Nevertheless, it's an all too familiar feeling losing players we nurtured to their best abilities only to be snapped up when they were ripe and ready- Real Madrid and Gareth Bale we are pointing the finger at you.

He said he understands why former Italy coach Antonio Conte didn't use him _ "I wasn't in great form" _ but couldn't see why Gian Piero Ventura never called him up.

Manchester United and Barcelona target Atletico Madrid has dropped out a major hint on his future, by claiming that he will decide on his future before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

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