Pogba 'is a complete midfielder', hails France boss Deschamps

Paul Pogba ‘is a complete midfielder’, hails Didier Deschamps as France boss says star ‘has a fairly free role’ within their system as they prepare for Euro 2020 last-16 clash against Switzerland

  • France face Switzerland in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Monday in Bucharest
  • Paul Pogba has started all three of Les Bleus’ matches in the tournament so far
  • The 28-year-old has been instrumental in midfield for Didier Deschamps’ side 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Paul Pogba has been singled out for praise by France manager Didier Deschamps as the world champions gear up for their Euro 2020 last-16 clash against Switzerland on Monday night.

Pogba has started all three of Les Bleus’ matches – helping them top ‘Group of Death’ Group F (above Germany, Portugal and Hungary) to set up this knockout showdown against the Swiss in Bucharest, Romania.

Deschamps’ squad is star-studded with the likes of world-class talents Raphael Varane, N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe part of the 26-man party, but it’s the performances of Pogba that have caught his eye.

Paul Pogba has been hailed as a ‘complete midfielder’ by his France boss Didier Deschamps

Pogba has been excellent for France at Euro 2020 so far – providing an assist against Portugal

Deschamps (left) has started the 28-year-old in all of their matches and says he has a ‘free role’

The 28-year-old played a glorious pass in the build-up to their 1-0 win over Germany on June 15, while he produced an assist in their 2-2 draw with Portugal on June 23.

And talking about his star midfielder, Deschamps was glowing in his assessment, saying the free role he has in midfield – next to Kante – only adds to his game.

‘Paul is a complete midfielder. He has that quality of passing, it’s part of his game. 

‘You have to have the right movement. He has a fairly free role. He is not limited on the offensive aspect, his position can change, it depends on the placement and movement of other players.’

Deschamps will hope the Manchester United man can inspire them to glory at the National Arena in Bucharest, with a quarter-final against either Croatia or Spain on Friday afternoon (5pm kick-off) lying in wait.

Deschamps will hope for some more midfield magic from Pogba vs Switzerland on Monday

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