It’s Hard To Concentrate After Winning The World Cup – Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has said it’s difficult for him to concentrate playing for the club after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France, Bleacher reports.
The midfielder has again been inconsistent for United this season, and has revealed that he is struggling to refocus after Russia 2018, in which he played a key role in Les Bleus’ triumph.
“It’s hard to concentrate, to start again, to hit hard, because we touched the stars. For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer. But we like challenges, too. We have goals. For example, I’ve never won the Premier League, that’s an objective. I’d like to do that.”
As honest as Pogba’s admission could be, his coach at United, Jose Mourinho, might not likely receive his confession well.
Both have not enjoyed the best of relationships so far this season.
Pogba criticised the Portuguese manager’s style of play after a home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last month, when he said United should “attack, attack, attack,” rather than Mourinho’s defensive approach to games.
Mourinho then stripped the 25-year-old of the vice-captaincy.
The former Juventus player however confessed to a dismal performance in United’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton Holves Albion earlier this season, but his second-half display last weekend against Newcastle United was crucial in the Red Devils’ 3-2 comeback victory.